Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
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Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.5 Metric - U.S. Measurement Conversions and Temperature - 7.5 Exercises - Page 513: 11


111.6 kg

Work Step by Step

248 lb to kilograms We’re changing from a U.S weight unit to a metric weight unit. In the “U.S. to Metric Units” side of the table, you see that 1 pound = 0.45 kilogram. Two unit fractions can be written using that information.(1 pound)/(0.45 kilograms) Or(0.45 kg)/(1 pound). Multiply by the unit fraction that allows you to divide out pound (that is, pound is in the denominator). 248 lb *(0.45 kg)/(1 pound). = 111.6 kg
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