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math question...

June 13th, 2005, 12:16 PM
How many ounces are in a pound. I am sending out a package to james, and want to know how much postage will be before I send it. Thanks

June 13th, 2005, 12:20 PM
20 I think, I just went on a free online converter and thats what it gave me.

June 13th, 2005, 12:21 PM
k thank you

June 13th, 2005, 12:23 PM
Actually, I think it's 16 (trying to remember from when the kids were born...).

Yup, just checked on One pound is 16 ounces.

June 13th, 2005, 12:29 PM
yep 16 oz, the only reason I can ever remember is becaue Ty was 10 lbs 15 oz at birth.

LOL everyone kept teasing me that I couldnt get that last ounce in hehe


June 13th, 2005, 12:44 PM
Well I will never check out those free sites again! I thought 20 sounded off, thanks for the correction!!!

June 13th, 2005, 12:47 PM
...Ty was 10 lbs 15 oz at birth....
Ouch!! :eek: God bless ya, Eleni! :D

June 13th, 2005, 12:51 PM
nah god bless c sections :P


June 13th, 2005, 12:54 PM
I hear that! Both of mine were c-sections - one was 1oz under 9lbs, the other was 1oz over 9lbs. :p Even with a c-section, you still had to carry him, though. Heck, you gave birth to a toddler! :eek: :D

June 13th, 2005, 01:04 PM
Hope was 10 lbs 1.5 oz

Issac was 9 lbs 2 oz

and ty 10 lbs 15 oz

all by c section

a big reason why im not having anymore, my hip cants handle it anymore, i still ahve hip pain from ahving Ty


June 14th, 2005, 02:20 PM
I was over 10lbs when I was born - and my mom did not have a c-section. She is 5 foot and 1/2 inch tall and weighs about 100 lbs soaking wet. She said that after she finally gave birth to me, she weighed less than before she got pregnant. She also could never have any more kids - she tried and had 2 or 3 miscarriages before the doctors told her to quit and made her have a total hysterectomy at 25 years old.

BTW - 16 oz = 1 lb. I was worried when I started to read the replies and saw the 20! :) But at least you would've been fairly close.

June 17th, 2005, 02:35 PM
Holy cow that is some big babies. LOL You are right 16 ozs. in a pound! :D

June 17th, 2005, 02:51 PM
Yep, it is 16 oz. The old English system, lol

A colleague of mine at the university who teaches math is forever admonishing me when I ask "math" queries that that is "not math my dear but arithmetic". Math is more complex. It is arithmetic that is the more minor science of adding, subtrating, converting, etal. I will defer to his knowledge and point that out. ;)

June 17th, 2005, 03:23 PM
yeah they diddnt seem big to me till we compared Ty as a newborn to his cousin who was four months old when TY was born

they were the same size :eek:

now Ty is a whopping 21 lbs and 27 inches long.

big and healthy

I hate math im most likely to be the one asking math questions, I never did grasp much more then simple math despite my best efforts


June 17th, 2005, 03:34 PM
I actually think women especially do not give themsleves enough credit when it comes to math er arithmetic! There is even research on the matter - women and math anxiety. It was never my fav subject in high school but in university I discovered computer science and stats finally, it all made sense! It was a eureka moment, lol