MATH SOLVE

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# James received a grant for his classroom to buy new computers, which weigh 12 ounces. He is going to buy 24 of them and use a crate that can handle up to 20 pounds. How many pounds are left before the crate is at its maximum limit?

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Answer:2 poundsStep-by-step explanation:If james has to buy 24 new computers that weigh 12 ounces using a crate that can handle 20 pounds we can determine how many pounds left before the crate is at its maximum. We have to convert the ounces into pounds through conversionThe conversion factor from ounces to pounds is:16 ounces = 1 poundsWe can conver 12 ounces by dividing by 16:[tex]=12/16=3/4[/tex]Therefore 12 ounces is 3/4 pounds.If he buys 24 computers weighing at 3/4 pounds each we can determine the total weight of the 24 computers:[tex]=24*(3/4)=72/4=18[/tex]The total weight of 24 computers is 18 pounds and if the crate can take a maximum 20 pounds, there is:[tex]=20-18=2[/tex]2 pounds left before the crate is at its maximum.