Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.5 Metric - U.S. Measurement Conversions and Temperature - 7.5 Exercises: 1

Answer

a.) $\frac{2.20 lb}{1 kg}$; $\frac{1 Kg}{2.20 lb}$ b.) kg, denominator

Work Step by Step

a.) As we know 1 kilogram = 2.20 pound The two unit fractions using the information for converting between kilograms and pounds To convert kilogram to pounds Unit for the answer (pound) is in numerator; unit being changed (kilogram) is in denominator so it will divide out. The unit fraction is (2.20 lb)/(1 kg). To convert pounds to kilogram Unit for the answer (kilogram) is in numerator; unit being changed (pounds) is in denominator so it will divide out. The unit fraction is (1 kg)/(2.20 lb). b.) Convert 5 kg to pounds To convert kilogram to pounds Unit for the answer (pound) is in numerator; unit being changed (kilogram) is in denominator so it will divide out. The unit fraction is (2.20 lb)/(1 kg). When you will multiply 5 kg to the unit fraction kg unit will be divide out. In the unit fraction the unit being changed will be written in the denominator.
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