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Lesson 5: Converting units of mass

# Converting pounds to ounces

There are 16 ounces in 1 pound.  Learn to convert pounds to ounces. Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

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• Are there smaller units of measure other than nano grams? If so, what are they?
• There two fish caught at a fishing competition, one weighed 31 lbs and 17lbs 2 oz. What is difference in weight?
• The difference in weight is 14 lbs and 2oz.
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• Can you explain DIMENSIONS in detail ?
• Is it fair to say we can place the unit we're trying to solve for (in this case ounces) "across" from the starting term, therefore always placing the opposite term in the opposite position? For some reason the way Sal instructs to place the unit in the opposite position and 'cancel out' confuses me.
• I think what you're saying is correct if you mean the unit that cancels goes in the numerator of the first ratio and the denominator of the second ratio. I also get confused when Sal does that, but it's something you'll need in the higher maths and sciences. If your way gets you the right answer with the right units keep going, you should be fine. Good Luck!
• Is Sal using fractions with this or is this just another way of thinking about this? If anybody could help me, I would be most thankful for your help.
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• How do you convert grams to ounces?