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Here are some tips for Weight Conversion, which aligns with Florida state standards:

Weight Conversion

Here are useful units of measure to know

Length
Metric System English System
1 gram (g) = 1000 milligrams (mg) 1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces (oz)
1 kilogram (kg) = 1000 grams (g) 1 ton (T) = 2000 pounds (lb)

1 kilogram (kg)  = 2.2046 pounds (lb)

Example 1: Unit conversion (English system)

Do the following conversions. Round to nearest tenth where necessary.
80 oz = lb

We know that 1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces (oz) so
 80 oz × = × = 5 lb

So, 80 oz = lb

Example 2: Unit conversion (metric system)

Do the following conversions. Round to nearest tenth where necessary.
3 kg = g

We know that 1 kilogram (kg) = 1000 grams (g) so
 3 kg × = × = 3000 g

So, 3 kg = g

Example 3: Unit conversion (English and metric systems)

Do the following conversions. Round to nearest tenth where necessary.
1 ton = g

To convert between the two systems, we know that 1 kilogram (kg) = 2.2046 grams (g).
There are multiple steps:   tons --> pounds --> kilograms --> grams

Step 1:  Convert tons (T) to pounds (lb) by multiplying 2000 lb / 1 ton

 1 ton ×
Step 2:  Convert pounds (lb) to kilogram (kg) by multiplying 1 kg / 2.2046 lb
 1 ton × ×
Step 3:  Convert kilograms (kg) to grams (g) by multiplying 1000 g / 1 kg
 1 ton× × ×
Step 4:  Solve the equation
 1 ton × × × =
 1  ton  × × × = 907,193.6 g

So, 1 ton = g

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