Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Multiply Pounds and Ounces


Multiplying Pounds and Ounces

How to multiply pounds and ounces

  • Convert pounds and ounces to ounces by multiplying pounds by 16 and adding the number of ounces
  • Perform the required multiplication to determine the number of ounces.
  • Convert the ounces to pounds and ounces by dividing by 16.
  • The quotient is the number of pounds and the remainder is the number of ounces.

Example: Multiply 5 pounds 6 ounces times 4

  • Convert 5 pounds to ounces by multiplying 16 by 5:
    16 * 5 = 80 ounces
  • Add the number of extra ounces:
    80 + 6 = 86 ounces
  • Perform the required multiplication:
    86 * 4 = 344 ounces
  • Convert to pounds and ounces by dividing by 16:
    344 ÷ 16 = 21 R 8
  • The quotient (21) is the number of pounds and the remainder (8) is the number of ounces.
  • Answer: 21 pounds 8 ounces
Practice:

    Long Division Books

    Fun Math Games for Kids