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danielheyliger

  • one year ago

Does a pound of gold or a pound of feathers weight more?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The answer is supposed to be neither, because both would be a pound, yet that answer is technically incorrect. Gold is universally weighed using a different measurement system than most other materials. It is weighed using the troy system, and troy ounces. This system is measured so that 12 troy ounces makes up 5760 grains to the pound, while the common measurement for feathers would make them equal to 7000 grains to the pound. Thus, a standard pound of feathers technically weighs more than a pound of gold.

  2. 0_0youscareme
    • one year ago
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    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006041501643

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So yes its feathers.

  4. 0_0youscareme
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    i thought i was wrong

  5. danielheyliger
    • one year ago
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    you are wrong this is the right answer Answer: The feathers. A pound of feathers is measured in avoirdupois weight, in which one pound equals 16 ounces. Precious metals are measured in troy weight, in which one pound equals 12 ounces. However, the ounces are not measured in the same way. In avoirdupois weight, one ounce = 437.5 grains. In troy weight, one ounce = 480 grains. So, one pound of feathers weighs (16)x(437.5 grains) = 7,000 grains. One pound of gold weighs (12)x(480 grains) = 5,760 grains.

  6. 0_0youscareme
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    i said feathers

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Why did you delete it?

  8. danielheyliger
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    well you are right

  9. 0_0youscareme
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    idk

  10. 0_0youscareme
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    xD

  11. 0_0youscareme
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    i thought i was wrong that is why

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So you weren't sure of your answer?

  13. 0_0youscareme
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    well after i read ur response i was not sure of my answer

  14. anonymous
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    Oh well its fine at least we found the answer.

  15. danielheyliger
    • one year ago
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    KAKES1967 message me

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