## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Measurement Units - 7.1 Exercises: 28

#### Answer

$\frac{9}{4}$ lb or 2.25 lb

#### Work Step by Step

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

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