Dividing Pounds and Ounces
How to divide pounds and ounces
 Convert pounds and ounces to ounces by multiplying pounds by 16 and adding the number of ounces
 Perform the required division 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: Divide 10 pounds 0 ounces by 4
 Convert 10 pounds to ounces by multiplying 10 by 16:
16 * 10 = 160 ounces
 Add the number of extra ounces:
160 + 0 = 160 ounces
 Perform the required division:
160 ÷ 4 = 40 ounces
 Convert to pounds and ounces by dividing by 16:
40 ÷ 16 = 2 R 8
 The quotient (2) is the number of pounds and the remainder (8) is the number of ounces.
 Answer: 2 pounds 8 ounces

