Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - 4.1 - Ratios and Proportions - Problem Set 4.1 - Page 148: 3


24 ounces of lamb is 1.5 pounds of lamb.

Work Step by Step

To convert 24 ounces to pounds, we need to multiply 24 with the ratio that converts ounces to pounds. This ratio is $\frac{0.0625\ pound}{1\ ounce}$. After all, when multiplied by the original expression, this ratio cancels out the undesired units and leaves us with the desired units, pounds. So, 24 $\times$ $\frac{0.0625\ pound}{1\ ounce}$ = 24 $\times$ 0.0625 = 1.5 pounds.
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