The most a bowling ball can weigh is 7,258 grams. What is the most it can weigh when measured in pounds?

1 Answer
Dec 28, 2016

16 pounds


In order to figure out the number of pounds in 7,258 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(brown)("Quantity Given:"# 7,258 grams

#color(blue)("Conversion Factor:"# 453.592

#color(orange)("Quantity Sought:"# pounds

Let's plug in our values:

#7,258cancel"g"xx(1lb)/(453.592cancel"g")# = 16 lbs.