How Do You Convert Tenths Of A Pound To Ounces?

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The ounce is a measure of weight in the US Customary System. An ounce is equal to one sixteenth (1/16 or 0.0625) of a pound. For the purposes of this exercise, you'll learn how to convert tenths of a pound into an ounce. Convert tenths of a pound (1/10) into decimal form. To do this, divide the number 1 by the number 10. For example, if you're working with two tenths of a pound, the number 2 divided by 10 equals 0.2. Multiply 16 by 0.2. You do this because there are 16 oz. in a pound and 0.2 is the previously calculated two tenths of a pound in decimal form. When you multiply these two numbers, the pounds units cancel each other out and you're left with ounces. Perform the calculation using the long-hand method with a pencil and paper. The answer for this example shows us that 3.2 oz. is equal to two tenths of a pound. Continue to practice until you feel comfortable converting tenths to decimals and multiplying the result by 16 oz. Use a conversion chart to quickly determine how many ... more
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