Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Measurement Units - 7.1 Exercises: 20

Answer

6 lb

Work Step by Step

96 oz = 6 lb Use a unit fraction with pounds (the unit for your answer) in the numerator, and ounces (the unit being changed) in the denominator. Because16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb), the necessary unit fraction is (1 lb)/(16 oz) Multiply 96 oz times the unit fraction. 96 * (1 lb)/(16 oz) = 6 lb
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