# In England, mass is measured in units called stones One pound equals 1/14 of a stone. A cat has a mass of 3/4 stone. What is its mass in pounds?

Mar 15, 2018

$\frac{21}{2}$ pounds

#### Explanation:

If $\text{1 pound" = 1/14 " stones}$

Then $\text{? pound" = 3/4 " stones}$

Ans

$= \left[\frac{\frac{3}{4}}{\frac{1}{14}}\right] \cdot \text{1 pound}$

$= \left[\left(\frac{3}{4}\right) \cdot 14\right] \cdot \text{1 pound}$

$= \frac{21}{2} \text{pounds}$