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# Converting pounds to ounces

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## Video transcript

how many Ounces are in six pounds so we have six pounds and we need to convert them to ounces and if you don't know it already you will know it now that there are 16 ounces per pound so what we want to do is we want to have pounds in the denominator so we want to multiply by pounds we want to divide by pounds and multiply vally ounces and multiply maybe I'll do it I'll write it out x multiplied by bounces and I just told you that there are 16 ounces there are 16 ounces for every 1 pound 16 ounces for every 1 pound so if we multiply these two expressions this pounds will cancel with that pounds and we'll just be left with the unit of ounces which is what we want and we just multiply 6 times 16 so it works out unit wise and it makes sense as well if we have 16 ounces per pound and we have 6 pounds we just have to multiply 6 times 16 that'll be the total number of ounces we have so this is going to be equal to what's 6 times 16 so if you take 16 times 6 6 times 6 is 36 carry the 3 6 times 1 is 6 plus 3 is 9 so 6 times 16 is 96 you have this divided by 1 here but that's not going to change anything and then all we're left with in the dimensions are the ounces so 6 pounds are 96 ounces