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A roll of aluminum has a mass of 1.06 kg. What is the mass in pounds?

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A roll of aluminum has a mass of 1.06 kg. What is the mass in pounds?

Unit Factor Method

The unit factor method is a mathematic technique. This technique is used in converting the unit of a physical quantity without changing its quantity. In this technique the effective multiplication is done by one, so its net effect is observed on the unit only.

Answer and Explanation:

We have,

1 kg = 2.20462 pounds

So, the number of pounds in 1.06 kg is given by,

{eq}1.06 kg \times \frac{2.20462Pounds}{1 kg} \\ = 2.337 Pounds {/eq}


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