Practice!

Sample Problem

Study the picture below and fill in the blanks.

(1) The can of beer is oz. lighter than the bottle of milk.

(2)  The box of juice is lb. oz. heavier than the bottle of milk.

(3)  The total weight of the 3 items is lb. oz.

Solution

(1) Difference between the can of beer and the bottle of milk: 1 lb. 15 oz. - 1 lb. 10 oz. = 5 oz.

(2) Difference between the box of juice and the bottle of milk: 2 lb. 12 oz. - 1 lb. 15 oz. = 0 lb. 13 oz.

(3) Total weight: 1 lb. 10 oz. + 1 lb. 15 oz. + 2 lb. 12 oz. = 6 lb. 5 oz.