A regulation volleyball can weigh anywhere from 260 grams to 280 grams. In ounces, what is the least a volleyball can weigh?

1 Answer
Dec 28, 2016

9.17 oz.


In order to figure out the number of ounces in 260 grams, we're going to use dimensional analysis (method that allows you to convert from one unit of measurement to another by cancelling out unwanted units) and the relationship below:


For questions like this I use the following technique:

#"Quantity Given" xx "Conversion Factor" = "Quantity Sought"#

#color(orange)("Quantity Given:"# 260 grams

#color(magenta)("Conversion Factor:"# 28.3495

#color(navy)("Quantity Sought:"# ounces

Let's plug in our values:

#260cancel"g"xx(1 oz)/(28.3495cancel"g")# = 9.17 oz.