## View Poll Results: What weighs more?

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• Pound of gold

3 16.67%
• Pound of feathers

0 0%
• both the same

15 83.33%

# Thread: What weighs more: pound of feathers/pound of gold

1. which one?

2.

3. In light of the recent "feather" discussion, I'm almost afraid to be the first one to post.
Doh!!!

4. in spite of the recent feather discussion i'd still say they weigh the same.

5. no, gold is measured in troy weight=12 ounces a pound, feathers are measured in regular 16 oz.=1 pound

6. Originally Posted by chamilton333
no, gold is measured in troy weight=12 ounces a pound, feathers are measured in regular 16 oz.=1 pound
right trick question... i hate imperial units

7. Originally Posted by wallaby
Originally Posted by chamilton333
no, gold is measured in troy weight=12 ounces a pound, feathers are measured in regular 16 oz.=1 pound
right trick question... i hate imperial units
yay i win lol :wink:

8. Yes, but he should have specified that in his first post. a pound = a pound, unless you specify which one.

9. Originally Posted by chamilton333
Originally Posted by wallaby
Originally Posted by chamilton333
no, gold is measured in troy weight=12 ounces a pound, feathers are measured in regular 16 oz.=1 pound
right trick question... i hate imperial units
yay i win lol :wink:
youre the loser. Using imperial units make you it. Use SI units in science or don't use units at all

10. Which has the most mass?

1) A ton of gold

2) A ton of feathers (weighed seperately)

3) A ton of feathers (weighed together).

That is using the same set of scales in the same lace to weigh each.

When you weigh the feathers (individualy) the COG will be lower than when weighed together, therefore the gravity experienced will be slightly different.

11. Once again, excellent post billco!

wm

12. Originally Posted by billco
Which has the most mass?

1) A ton of gold

2) A ton of feathers (weighed seperately)

3) A ton of feathers (weighed together).

That is using the same set of scales in the same lace to weigh each.

When you weigh the feathers (individualy) the COG will be lower than when weighed together, therefore the gravity experienced will be slightly different.
dont shoot me down in flames or nothing, but i thought mass was independant of gravity and when gravity is involved it becomes weight

13. Actually, you are right captain.
Doh!

But billco's post is clever if you replace 'mass' with 'weight.'

cheers.

14. Originally Posted by william
Actually, you are right captain.
Doh!

But billco's post is clever if you replace 'mass' with 'weight.'

cheers.

yeah sorry billco was trying to take anything away from it

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