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Measures of Weight Help

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By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Sep 26, 2011

Measures of Weight

Weight is measured in ounces, pounds, and tons. Use the conversion factors in Table 10.2 and follow the rules stated in the Basic Concepts.

Measures of Weight

Examples

Example 1

Change 9 pounds to ounces.

Solution 1

9 lb × 16 oz = 144 oz

Example 2

Change 11,000 pounds to tons.

Solution 2

11,000 ÷ 2000 = 5.5 T

Example 3

Change 2 tons to ounces.

Solution 3

Measures of Weight

Example 4

Change 14 pounds 3 ounces to ounces.

Solution 4

14 lb × 16 oz = 224 oz

224 oz + 3 oz = 227 oz

Example 5

Change 70 ounces to pounds and write the remainder in ounces.

Solution 5

Measures of Weight

Hence, the answer is 4 lb 6 oz.

Measures of Weight Practice Problems

Practice

Change:

1. 13 lb to ounces

2. 26,000 lb to tons

3. 3 lb 14 oz to ounces

4. 56 oz to pounds (write the remainder in ounces)

5. 4.5 T to ounces

6. 3000 oz to pounds

7. 5 oz to pounds

8. 1 T 600 lb to pounds

9. 1,440,000 oz to tons

10. Measures of Weight

Answers

1. 208 oz

2. 13 T

3. 62 oz

4. 3 lb 8 oz

5. 144,000 oz

6. 187.5 lb

7. 0.3125 lb

8. 2600 lb

9. 45 T

10. 44 oz

Practice problems for these concepts can be found at: Measurement Practice Test.

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