Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Measurement Units - 7.1 Exercises: 27

Answer

$\frac{3}{2}$ lb or 1.5 lb

Work Step by Step

24 oz = 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 $\frac{1 lb}{16 oz}$ Multiply 24 oz times the unit fraction. 24 * $\frac{1 lb}{16 oz}$ = $\frac{3}{2}$lb = 1.5 lb
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