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# Word problems with mass

Sal solves word problems involving mass. Estimate the mass of items.

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- does mass equal 1000 or does kilogram equal 1000(22 votes)
- 1 kilogram is =to 2.2 pounds!?(19 votes)
- to convert kg to pound for an approximate result, multiply the mass value by 2.20462262

The answer is 1 kg= 2.2046Pounds(3 votes)

- What's the easiest way to remember how to convert between grams and kilograms?(9 votes)
- Since kilo in the word kilograms means 1000, there are 1000 grams in a kilogram. You will also learn about miligrams, which is 1000 times less than a gram because milli means 1000 times less.(8 votes)

- Weight of 6 cows is 50.08 kilograms.what will be weight of 3 cows in grams(6 votes)
- There are 2 groups of 3 cows in 1 group of 6 cows, so all there is to do is 50.08/2! 5/2 = 2 with a 1 left over. 10/2 = 5. 0/2 = 0. 8/2 = 4. So your answer is 25.04 kilograms, but you asked for the answer in grams. There are 1,000 grams in a kilogram, so all we need to do now is 1,000 x 25.04! 1,000 x 25.04 = 250,400! The answer is 250,400 grams! I hope this helps!(8 votes)

- ho much does a house weigh(7 votes)
- The average weight of a home ranges between 80,000 and 160,000 pounds.(5 votes)

- when your doing weight and measurement I know that multiplication comes in to the picture but does subtraction and/or addition being used as well?(7 votes)
- kilograms our 1000 grams so i am a kid so dont bully am right(9 votes)
- how can a cowbe 700kg(7 votes)
- wait can you tell me if i am right are some mass are multiplaction right(7 votes)
- This is hard h-a-r-d hard!(7 votes)

## Video transcript

- [Voiceover] Let's see
if we can get a sense of different masses,
and we're gonna do that by doing the arithmetic
word problems with mass on Kahn Academy. So it says which is the
closest to the mass of a cow? So it's either seven
kilograms or 700 kilograms. So let's think about what
seven kilograms would be. So one kilogram if you're
used to dealing with pounds, one kilogram is 2.2 pounds. So seven kilograms is
like 15 or 16 pounds. That would be the weight
of maybe a large cat, or a several-month-old baby. That would be seven kilograms. So most cows are not the
size of just a large cat, they are much bigger than that. 700 kilograms, that actually
seems a little bit more right. That's going to be closer to 1500 pounds. Cows are really, really big
animals, and they weigh a lot. So I would go with 700 kilograms, because seven kilograms
is just ridiculous. That's the size of a, as I said, a large cat. Let's keep going. All of Glinda's magic
wands have the same mass. Glinda knows the mass of one magic wand. What is the total mass
of seven magic wands? So it tells us the mass of
one magic wand is six grams. And just so you know,
six grams is not a lot. So you might, in the last exercise we saw, we were talking about seven
kilograms, or 700 kilograms. When you put a kilo in front
of gram, that means 1000 grams. So seven kilograms is 7,000 grams. Here we're just taking
about straight-up grams. So grams are not much mass at all. If you were to think
about a teaspoon of sugar, that's about four or five grams of sugar. So this wand is very very light. But anyway, what they're asking us is what would be the mass
of seven magic wands? Well if each of them are six grams, and we have seven of them,
seven times six is 42. So we're gonna have 42 grams. Let's keep going, this is fun. All crayons at Caryn's Crayon
Factory have the same mass. Caryn weighs seven crayons and finds that they have the total mass of 56 grams. What is the mass of one of the crayons? So seven crayons have a mass of 56 grams. So the mass of each of
them, let's just take 56 and divide it by seven,
by the seven crayons. Well 56 divided by seven is eight. Seven times eight is 56. So the mass of each crayon is eight grams. And you could even check that. Seven crayons times
eight grams per crayon, is going to be 56 grams. This is surprisingly fun. Tina has five pencils. All of her pencils have the same mass. Tina finds the mass of
one pencil shown below. And it's eight grams. What is the total mass of five pencils? Well if one pencil is eight grams, five pencils are gonna be
five times eight grams. Well five times eight is 40. It's going to be 40 grams. All right, this one seems similar. All of Sophia's Squirrel's
acorns have the same mass. Sophia's squirrel finds the total mass of her four acorns shown below. What is the mass of one of the acorns? So here, actually this
is a little different than the last one, they find the mass of all four acorns are 20 grams. So what's the mass of each of them? Well, four times what is 20? Or 20 divided by four is what? 20 divided by four is five. So five, 10, 15, 20. So if each of them are five grams, five grams times four is
gonna have a mass of 20 grams.