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Reading Scales

Using a standard set of kitchen scales to answer conversion questions.

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This is level 6; Using a standard set of kitchen scales to answer conversion questions. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

Kitchen Scales

What are these scales currently reading? Give your answer in ounces to the nearest ounce.
oz Correct Wrong

What is the current reading in grams (to the nearest ten)?
g Correct Wrong

How many ounces are in a pound?
oz Correct Wrong

How many grams are in a kilogram?
g Correct Wrong

How many kilograms (to the nearest whole number) are equal to two pounds three ounces?
kg Correct Wrong

How many grams (to the nearest ten) are equal to one pound seven ounces?
g Correct Wrong

How many ounces (to the nearest ounce) are equal to 400g?
oz Correct Wrong

How many grams (to the nearest five) are in one pound?
g Correct Wrong

How many grams (to the nearest five) are in two pounds?
g Correct Wrong

How many grams (to the nearest five) are in nine and three eights of an ounce?
g Correct Wrong

This is Reading Scales level 6. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5


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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Reading a linear scales in ones, twos, tens and fives

Level 2 - Reading a circular scale in ones, twos, tens and fives

Level 3 - Reading a linear scales showing decimals

Level 4 - Reading a linear scales showing positive and negative decimals

Level 5 - Reading a miscellaneous assortment of scales, dials and meters

Level 6 - Using a standard set of kitchen scales to answer conversion questions


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Alternatively try hitting CTRL and - a few times to Zoom out or CTRL and + a few times to Zoom in.

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.