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How many ounces in $ \dfrac{1}{4} $ of a pound?

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Hint: Ounce can be defined as the unit of weight and is expressed as the one sixteenth of the pound Here we will use the equation relating to the ounces and the pound with the equation $ 1 $ pound $ = 16 $ ounces.

Complete step-by-step answer:
We know the relation between the pound and the ounces.
 $ 1 $ pound $ = 16 $ ounces.
We have to find the $ \dfrac{1}{4} $ of a pound
 $ \dfrac{1}{4} $ pound $ = \dfrac{{16}}{4} $ ounces.
Find the factors for the numerator of the above expression –
 $ \dfrac{1}{4} $ pound $ = \dfrac{{4 \times 4}}{4} $ ounces
Common factors from the numerator and the denominator cancel each other and therefore remove from the numerator and the denominator.
 $ \dfrac{1}{4} $ pound $ = 4 $ ounces
This is the required solution.

Note: The units are expressed as the standards for the measurement of the physical quantities which needs to be clear to be useful. Units are the internationally accepted standards for measurements of the physical quantities.
Different types of system of units are –
SI (International system of units)
MKS (Meter-kilogram-second) system
CGS (centimetre-gram-second) system
It is very important to know the difference between the system of units and the conversional ratios between them. Since if we say mass of one it does not make any sense, also mass of one gram and one kilogram differs a lot as $ 1kg = 1000g $ .