# How many ounces in 1/4 of a pound?

Mar 4, 2018

4 ounces

#### Explanation:

Although we don't use this system in Australia any more, I still remember that in the "imperial system" of weights: 1 pound = 16 ounces.

Hence, $\frac{1}{4}$ pounds $= \frac{16}{4}$ ounces

$= 4$ ounces

[BTW: I also remember at school having to do the most tedious arithmetic calculations using this system! The metric system is so much simpler.]