Here we have a truck driver in United
States who was about to pick up a load that has to be moved to an international customer. The paperwork states that this load is going to Mexico and the
weight is in kilograms. Now the driver needs to know how heavy
the load is before he moves it so. He has to convert kilograms to pounds. So our driver needs a conversion factor Which by luck or regulation happens to
be displayed on most containers. Now this conversion factor or
conversion ratio can be written either with the kilograms on top and the pounds
on the bottom or with the pounds on top and the kilograms on the bottom. It
depends on which way you’re trying to convert both are the same and both are
equal to one. Since we are converting to pounds, we need the ratio to have the pounds on top. Now we insert the weight that was on the
Bill of Lading. And all we are trying to do here is inserting one
label in an effort to cancel out another label. So here the kilograms cancel out, which leaves us just with pounds. And now we’re going to multiply that
through. Now we divide or reduced the fraction. So
here is our solution. So the load weighs thirty eight thousand eight hundred and
sixty pounds. Now we are going to convert it back into kilograms to see if you got
the concept. Here we have our conversion ratio again. This time we are going to use
the one with the kilograms on top because that’s what we are converting to. We are going to multiply to thirty-eight
thousand eight hundred and sixty pounds into our conversion ratio. Again we are
trying to cancel out the pounds. Here the only thing we have left are the
kilograms. Now we are going to multiply that through. And we are going to reduce or divide this
fraction. And here we have our kilograms. And that matches what was on our Bill of
Lading. That’s the end of the video. Thanks and take care!