Lesson 4-7Mastering Mass/Weight Conversions

 Metric US Standard Apothecary microgram milligram gram kilogram mcg mg g kg ounce pound ton oz lb T grain gr

 Note The label for micrograms (mcg) is used primarily in medicine and pharmacy. It is written as mg in most technical trades and science professions.

Mass (Weight) Conversion Map

Metric Mass Conversions

 1000 mcg per 1 mg or 1 mg per 1000 mcg 1000 mg per 1 g or 1 g per 1000 mg 1000 g per 1 kg or 1 kg per 1000 g

Example 1: Converting Micrograms to Milligrams

Convert 3500 micrograms to milligrams.

 Given Mass:  3500 mcg Conversion Factor:  1000 mcg per 1 mg Set up the ratios: Cancel the labels: Complete the math: Result: 3.5 mg

Examples 2: Converting Metric Mass

2-1. Convert 0.02 gm to milligrams.

2-2. Express 5 mg in micrograms.

Volume Conversions Drill

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US Standard Mass (Weight) Conversions

 16 oz per 1 lb or 1 lb per 16 oz 2000 lb per 1 T or 1 T per 2000 lb

Example 3. Converting Pounds to Ounces

Convert 35 oz to pounds

 Given Mass:  35 oz Conversion Factor:  1 lb per 16 oz Set up the ratios: Cancel the labels: Complete the math: Result: 2.19 lb

Mass Conversions Drill

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Mixed-Standard Mass Conversions

 1 gr per 60 mg or 60 mg per 1 gr

Examples x: Converting Grains

How many grains in one ounce?

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 Lesson 4-8Mastering Time and Rate Conversions

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