## 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.

 What are these scales currently reading? Give your answer in ounces to the nearest ounce. oz What is the current reading in grams (to the nearest ten)? g How many ounces are in a pound? oz How many grams are in a kilogram? g How many kilograms (to the nearest whole number) are equal to two pounds three ounces? kg How many grams (to the nearest ten) are equal to one pound seven ounces? g How many ounces (to the nearest ounce) are equal to 400g? oz How many grams (to the nearest five) are in one pound? g How many grams (to the nearest five) are in two pounds? g How many grams (to the nearest five) are in nine and three eights of an ounce? g
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## Description of Levels

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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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