## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Measurement Units - 7.1 Exercises: 53

#### Answer

$\frac{3}{4}$ ton or 0.75 tons

#### Work Step by Step

24,000 oz. = ton Use the unit fraction $\frac{1 pound}{16 ounces}$ to change ounces to pounds and the unit fraction$\frac{1 ton}{2000 pounds}$ to change pound to tons. Notice how all the units divide out except ton, which is the unit you want in the answer. 24,000 ounces * $\frac{1 pound}{16 ounces}$* $\frac{1 ton}{2000 pounds}$ = $\frac{3}{4}$ = 0.75 tons

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