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Interactives --  British and Metric Conversions

Converting Mass Units

Example #1: Converting 20 pounds to ounces.

STEP 1: Write out the measurement to be converted (20 lb), and then write the conversion factor. The unit "pounds" will be in the denominator and unit that you are converting to, "ounces," will be in the numerator.

STEP 2: Cancel out the identical units
(Hint: Cross out "lb").

STEP 3: Now multiply, and divide:

Next: Let's learn about converting English volume


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