## Customary units of weight

Weight is a quantity of heaviness. For example, you are measuring the weight of your body when you step on to a scale.

In the customary system of measurement, the most common units of weight are the ounce (oz) and pound (lb).

### How much is an ounce?

A slice of bread has a weight of about $1$ ounce:

### How much is a pound?

A soccer ball has a weight of about $1$ pound:

*Want to learn more about customary units of weight? Check out this video.*

## Converting pounds to ounces

To convert pounds to ounces we multiply the number of pounds by $\greenD{16}$.

**Example:**

## Converting ounces to pounds

To convert ounces to pounds we divide the number of ounces by $\greenD{16}$.

**Example:**

*Want to learn more about converting pounds to ounces? Check out this video.*

## Practice set 2: Converting units of weight

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Convert larger units to smaller units

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