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# Customary Units of Weight Conversion Formulas

We can describe all objects by their different properties  such as shape, size, height, weight, capacity and so on. To measure these properties precisely, different units of measurement are used. The measurement of such properties is denoted according to the system of units used. Here we will focus on the customary units of weight....Read MoreRead Less

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The heaviness of an object is called its weight. In other words, how much an object weighs is termed as the weight of an object. The customary units of weight are ton, pound and ounces. We can convert one unit to another. On conversion, the value of the measurement does not change but the same value is expressed differently as it would be written in different units.

### Units of Weight Conversion Formula

1 ton(T) = 2,000 pounds(lb)

1 Pound (lb) = 16 ounces(oz)

We multiply, to convert larger units to smaller units.

1 ton = 2,000 pounds = 32,000 ounces

We divide, to convert smaller units into larger units.

1 ounce $$=\frac{1}{16}$$ pound $$=\frac{1}{32,000}$$ ton

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Let’s visually summarize the conversion of tons to pounds to ounces and from ounces to pounds to tons: ### Solved Examples

Example 1: Find the number of ounces in 20 pounds (lb).

Solution:

In 1 pound there are 16 ounces(oz)

So, in 20 pounds , there are $$20\times 16=320$$ ounces(oz)

Example 2: Find the number of pounds(oz) in 5 tons(T).

Solution:

In 1 ton(T) there are 2000 pounds(lb)

So, In 5 tons(T), there are $$5\times 2000=10,000$$ pounds(lb)

Example 3: Convert the following

a. 192 ounces(oz) to  pounds(lb)

b. 8200 pounds (lb) to tons(T)

c. 6400 ounces (oz) to tons(T)

Solution:

a. 1 ounce $$=\frac{1}{16}$$ pounds(lb)

192 ounces $$=\frac{192}{16}$$ = 12 pounds

b. 1 pound(lb) $$=\frac{1}{2,000}$$ tons(T)

8200 pounds(lb) $$=\frac{8,200}{2,000}$$ = 4.1 tons(T)

c. 1 ounce $$=\frac{1}{32,000}$$ ton(T)

6,400 ounces(oz) =  $$=\frac{6,400}{32,000}$$ = 0.2 tons(T)

Example 4: For the construction of a building, 40,000 pounds(lb) of concrete is required. The site engineer calculated that 18 tons of concrete would be needed. Did he calculate right?

Solution: We need to convert 40,000 pound (lb) into tons.

1 pound(lb) $$=\frac{1}{2,000}$$ tons(T)

Concrete needed = 40,000 pounds(lb) $$=\frac{40,000}{2,000}$$ = 20 tons(T)

The workers need 20 tons(T) of concrete but the site engineer has calculated that only 18 tons of concrete would be needed. This means his calculation was wrong.

Example 5: There were two bags of potatoes, A and B. Bag A weighs 130 pounds and bag B weighs 0.06 ton. Which is heavier?

Solution:

To compare two quantities, their units have to be the same.

Weight of Bag A = 130 pounds

Weight of Bag B = 0.06 ton

$$=0.06\times 2000=120$$ pounds

130 pounds > 120 pounds

Hence Bag A is heavier.