Problem: Which of the following weights would you expect to be suitable for weighing on an ordinary bathroom scale?a. 5.5 × 108 dgb. 2.0 × 107 mgc. 5 × 10 4 kgd. 4 × 106 cge. 2500 μg

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Most bathroom scales use pounds (lb) to measure weight, thus the best way to approach this problem required the conversion of each given unit to pounds.  The average range of an ordinary bathroom scale is 0 − 350 lb.

  • 2.2 lb = 1 kg
  • 1 kg = 103 g
  • 1 cg = 0.01 g
  • 1 mg = 10-3 g


2.0×107 mg×10-3g1 mg×1 kg103 g×2.2 lb1 kg

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Which of the following weights would you expect to be suitable for weighing on an ordinary bathroom scale?

a. 5.5 × 108 dg

b. 2.0 × 107 mg

c. 5 × 10 4 kg

d. 4 × 106 cg

e. 2500 μg

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