Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Measurement - Review Exercises - Page 523: 11

Answer

3 tons

Work Step by Step

6000 lb = __ tons Use a unit fraction with tons (the unit for your answer) in the numerator, and pounds (the unit being changed) in the denominator. Because 2000 lb = 1 ton, the necessary unit fraction is (1 ton)/(2000 lb) Multiply 6,000 lb times the unit fraction. 6,000 * (1 ton)/(2000 lb) = 3 tons.
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