## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

$\frac{9}{4}$ lb or 2.25 lb
36 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 36 oz times the unit fraction. 36 * $\frac{1 lb}{16 oz}$ = $\frac{9}{4}$ lb = 2.25 lb