# How would you convert 3598 grams into pounds?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 26, 2014

You use the conversion factor that relates grams and pounds.

A conversion factor is a fraction that represents the relationship between two different units. A conversion factor is ALWAYS equal to 1.

You know that 1 lb = 453.592 g

Thus, the conversion factor is either

You use whichever one gives you the correct units for the answer, because each conversion factor equals 1.

For your problem, we would write

3598 g ×

Notice that you use the conversion factor with "g" on the bottom. This makes the units cancel and gives an answer with the units of "lb".

Hope this helps.