## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

$\frac{8}{1}$
3 pounds to 6 ounces Ratio is $\frac{3 pound}{6 ounces}$ Now let’s first convert pounds into ounces. As 1 pound is 16 ounces. Multiply numerator by 16. $\frac{3 pounds}{6 ounces}$ × $\frac{16 ounces}{1 pound}$= $\frac{48}{6}$= $\frac{48 ÷ 6}{6 ÷ 6}$= $\frac{8}{1}$ Ratio in its lowest term is $\frac{8}{1}$