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A crate containing a puppy weighs 60 pounds, 5 ounces. The puppy weighs 43 pounds, 7 ounces. How much does the crate alone weigh?
Detailed Explanation
To determine the weight of the crate alone, we can subtract the weight of the puppy from the total weight of the crate and puppy.
First, let's convert the weights to a consistent unit. Since both pounds and ounces are units of weight, it would be easiest to convert everything to ounces.
The weight of the crate and puppy is 60 pounds, 5 ounces, which is equivalent to (60 * 16) + 5 = 965 ounces.
The weight of the puppy is 43 pounds, 7 ounces, which is equivalent to (43 * 16) + 7 = 695 ounces.
Now, we can subtract the weight of the puppy from the total weight:
965 ounces - 695 ounces = 270 ounces.
Since we want to express the weight in pounds and ounces, we can convert 270 ounces back to pounds and ounces.
270 ounces is equivalent to 16 pounds, 14 ounces.
Therefore, the crate alone weighs 16 pounds, 14 ounces.
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