Solution to

The following shows a conversion chart for changing from the U.S.

Frame 4-33.

Customary System of weights to metric units (values are approximate).

a. gold

1 grain = 64.8 milligrams

b. iron

1 ounce = 28.4 grams

1 pound = 454 grams or 0.454 kilograms

1 hundredweight = 100 pounds = 45.4 kilograms

1 ton = 20 hundredweight = 907 kilograms = 0.907 metric tons

Convert the following U.S. weights to metric units (round to nearest

tenth).

a. 3 pounds = about ____________ grams

b. 7 pounds = about ____________ kilograms

c. 3 ounces = about ____________ grams

d. 7.5 tons (short) = about ____________ metric tons

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