# 72 ounces is equal to how many pounds?

Mar 7, 2018

$\setminus \textrm{72 o u n c e s} \setminus = \setminus 4.5 \setminus \setminus \textrm{P o u n \mathrm{ds}}$


#### Explanation:



We know that:

$\setminus \textrm{1 p o u n d} \setminus = \setminus \setminus \textrm{16 o u n c e s}$

$\setminus \textrm{1 o u n c e} \setminus = \setminus \frac{1}{\setminus \textrm{16}} \setminus \setminus \textrm{P o u n \mathrm{ds}}$



Using the second relation, multiply both sides by $72$ to get:

$\setminus \textrm{72 o u n c e s} \setminus = \setminus \frac{72}{\setminus \textrm{16}} \setminus \setminus \textrm{P o u n \mathrm{ds}}$

Simplify:

$\setminus \textrm{72 o u n c e s} \setminus = \setminus 4.5 \setminus \setminus \textrm{P o u n \mathrm{ds}}$



That's it!