How do you convert 2 pints to fluid ounces?

1 Answer
Oct 31, 2016

Answer:

#"2 pt = 32 fl oz"#

Explanation:

You multiply by the appropriate conversion factor.

If you use US measurements, you know that

#"1 pt = 16 fl oz"#

The conversion factor is either #"1 pt"/"16 fl oz"# or #"16 fl oz"/"1 pt"#

You choose the one that has the desired units (#"fl oz"#) on top.

Thus, #2 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("pt"))) × "16 fl oz"/(1 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("pt")))) = "32 fl oz"#

Notice that this procedure also cancels the units that you don’t want (#"pt"#).

If you use UK measurements, the relation is

#"1 pt = 20 fl oz"#