# What is heavier ten pounds of gold or ten pounds of feathers?

# Which weighs more a pound of gold or a pound of feathers?

While on the face of it a pound of feathers would seem to weigh thesame as a pound of gold, this overlooks the fact that gold isuniversally weighed using a different definition of 'pound' thanthat used for most other materials. Precious metals such as gold are measured in troy weight. A troypound i…s 12 troy ounces, and each troy ounce is 480 grains, makinga total of 5760 grains to the pound of gold. Most materials use pounds and ounces from the avoirdupois system,and such a standard pound is made up of 16 ounces, where each ounceis 437.5 grains, making a total of 7000 grains to the pound offeathers. All this means that a "pound" of feathers (or bricks, or lead) isheavier than a "pound" of gold. The question is an old gag, based on the fact that gold is measuredin troy ounces , but feathers (like all material other thanprecious metals and gemstones) are measured in avoirdupois ounces . Because troy weight has 12 ounces to a pound, but avoirdupois weight has 16 ounces to a pound, the trick answer is that a pound of feathers (at 16ounces) is heavier than a pound of gold (at 12 ounces). Another user said: A pound of anything weighs the same as a pound of anything else. However, feathers as weighed using imperial weight, which puts 16ounces to the pound. Gold is weighed using troy weights (forprecious metals) which has 12 ounces to the pound. So a pound of feathers weighs more than a pound ofgold, since different pounds are spoken of. Another user said: A pound of feathers is heavier- because a pound is NOT always apound. Gold, silver, platinum- and all precious metals are measuredin TROY ounces and TROY pounds. A troy pound weighs less than astandard (avoirdupois) pound. (MORE)

# Can you lose ten pounds in a week?

Walk every day, then move up with running. Eat healthy like for breakfast just eat speaical kay then veggies. Go old fashion! You probably are able to lose that much weight in a week, but I wouldn't consider trying it. You need to lose weight at a slow and steady pace.

# Which is heavier a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?

Neither they both weigh a pound. However, a pound of feathers fills a large bag and a pound of lead is a rather small chunk.

# How many kilograms in ten pounds?

There are 4.545 Kg in 10 lbs. There are 2.2 pounds in 1 kilogram, so divide 10 by 2.2 to get 4.545 kgs.

# How much is ten stone in pounds?

140 pounds (1 stone = 14 pounds). the answer to your question is 140 lbs. hope this helps. :) Algebraic Steps / Dimensional Analysis .
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140 lb.

# What is the mass of a ten pound cat?

if their pen1s is 10 lbs then 10 newtons and if they have less then a 10 lbs pen1s, less then 10 newtons.
if their pen1s is 10 lbs then 10 newtons and if they have less then a 10 lbs pen1s, less then 10 newtons

# How do you lose ten pounds in ten days?

WELL........
it is pratically impossible but if you run all day long and eat a good breakfast and an apple and a veggy meal and a veggie dinner then that may take you to about 5 ponds.
p.s loosing weight isn't a little picnic i talk from experience

# How can you lose ten pounds in ten days?

Try a lemon or liver detox or the Israeli Soup Diet... Its not the answer for permanent results but you'll lose 10 pounds on 10 days...

# Which is heavier a pound of feathers or a pound of rocks?

They both weigh the same. A POUND of feathers vs. a POUND of rocks. A pound is a pound, and whether it is a pound of feathers or a pound of rocks, it doesn't matter. It's still a pound. THINK ABOUT IT!

# Why does the camera add ten pounds?

Usually, it is an optical illusion caused by straight-on lighting coming from the photographer's position (the most common use). A photograph is a 2 dimensional representation of a 3 dimensional subject, and this type of light has a tendency to "flatten" the subject and reduce the illusion of depth.… However, the apparent width does not change, tending to make the subject look bulkier. There is also a psychological aspect that may come into play at the same time. Even though we may occasionally view ourselves in a mirror (which appears 3-D), we may appear less flattering in the moment a picture is taken because we are more critical of the entire 2 dimensional image of us. If a video adds 10 lbs, does a video of a video add 20 lbs? And so on? Just a thought! (MORE)

# How do you lose ten pounds in a month?

Doctors and dietitians recommend not losing more than about 1 or 2 pounds per week. More than that may be both unhealthy and short-lived. Here's a program for the period in which you want to lose weight: Plenty of moderate aerobic exercise, no sweetened liquids at all, and no junk food at all. Pre…ferably no sugar, and as little added salt and processed foods as possible. Eat 3 not-large-portioned meals/day; do not skip breakfast; and avoid sweet snacks. Limit your calories (better to consult a doctor or nutritionist concerning the amount), and weigh yourself 2-3 times/week. Ignore the sensation of hunger. If you see your weight diminishing at a safe , reasonable rate (1-2 pounds/week), keep it up. Once you've reached your target weight, increase your calorie intake somewhat. And you can then have small amounts of sweetened foods or junk food on occasion (if at all), along with your regular foods (not instead of them). But keep checking your weight 2-3 times/week. Avoid crash diets, diet pills etc. Avoid fatty cuts of meat. Walk as much as possible. Bicycling and swimming are good too. More guidelines: Don't concentrate on specific foods so much as on a balanced, healthy diet plus exercise. Plenty of moderate exercise rather than intense exercise, which can damage your joints. Good nutrition means eating what your body needs, while ingesting as few harmful things as possible. It has also been described as getting enough of each of the major food categories (grains, fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, etc.; plus plenty of water). This will vary somewhat from one person to another; and I don't believe that there's any universal diet that can be prescribed for everyone. Avoid best-sellers with their perennial fad diets. And think twice before using any dietary supplements or weight-loss pills. In general, one's starting point can be a menu of whole grains, whole-wheat bread, a good amount of vegetables, some fruits and nuts, fish, lean meats (in not-large amounts), and some dairy. However, this must be tweaked according to one's health, weight and other factors at the outset; and also adjusted over time, as one sees what works for him/her in particular. Also...whenever you feel queasy, nauseous, constipated or otherwise not completely well, try to remember what you've eaten over the last several hours or the last day. This is one method of adjusting one's food habits. (MORE)

# What is ten dollars in pounds?

$10 converted into British pound sterling is £6.40. This is because the conversion of dollar to sterling currently is 1:0.63993871. So $10 multiply by 0.63993871 is equaled to £6.40. The conversion exchange rate can frequently change..

# Loose ten pounds?

I lost my weight using a site called health sidekick, really simple and free! They give you a zero weight loss number (based on your criteria) You either eat up to the zero weight loss number to maintain your weight, below to lose weight or above to gain weight. I typically stay 20% below my number …to lose, works great! I also joined the low carb lifestyle group but if that's not your gig than there are many other groups to join:) Tons of recipes, support and tips to follow. Live chat's available for when you need questions answered. Anyways, hope this helps, best of luck to you:) (MORE)

# How much is ten kg in pounds?

One kilogram is equal to 2.2lbs and so ten kilos would equate to 22lbs, or just over a stone and a half.

# How many pounds in a number ten can?

It depends on what is in the can! A can of beans is heavier than a can of powdered milk.

# Does a pound of feathers weigh more than a pound of gold?

They both weigh the same - one pound! (Only, the volume of the feathers is greater than the volume of the gold)

# How much is ten pounds in dimes?

Ten pounds of dimes will equal about $1998.20, since an individual dime weighs only 0.00500449335 pounds.

# Which is heavier 300 pounds of steel or 300 pounds of feathers?

Because they each weigh 300 pounds, they weigh the same, thus neither is heavier than the other.

# What do ten pounds of potatoes cost?

â¬ 2 in Germany $1 in South Africa.
Here, where I'm from (Lithuania), it would cost about 6.80Lt. ~ â¬1.98

# How much is ten Rupees in pounds?

.1975 british pounds or .3813 in us money.
.1975 british pounds or .3813 in us money

# How many gallons are there in ten pounds?

one is a volume and the other is a mass You need a density to connect the two density = mass/volume

# Is 500 pounds of bricks heavier than 500 pounds of feathers?

If they are using the same scale - then neither. Both weigh 500 lbs. 500 lbs is 500 lbs whether its bricks or feathers, they weigh the same. Neither. They weigh the same.

# Which is heavier a pound of bricks or feathers?

If someone asks you "which is heavier, a POUND of bricks or a POUND of feathers" they are equal because they both weigh a pound. I say a pound of bricks is heavier In general the both weigh the same amount when it comes to a pound. Not a single brick and a single feather Everyone knows a brick weigh…s more than a feather. (MORE)

# Why is a pound of bread heavier than a pound of gold?

gold is measured 14 ounces to a pound bread is measured 16 ounces to a pound

# What is heavier a pound of gold or a ton of paper?

A ton of paper. Any ton is heavier than a pound. One ton is equal to twenty-thosand pounds, whether is paper, or anything else.

# Is ten pounds heavier or is two hundred ounces heavier?

There are 16 ounces in one pound. Therefore 200 ounces is heavier because it is the equivalnce of 12.5 pounds.

# 1 pound of pure cotton is heavier than 1 pound of gold why?

It is not not correct that one pund of pure cotton weighs over one pound of pure gold because pounds is a measurement of wight. However, a measurement of mass, like grams, could make it seem like this because mass is often confused with weight. Weight would be different on another planet because the… gravity is pulling you down more. However, mass, a measure of desity and inertia, would stay the same. A pound of cotton is heavier than a pound of gold as the pure cotton is weighed by avoirdupois pound. That consists of 16 ounces. whereas gold being a metal is weighed by troy pound. Its equivalent to 12 ounces. (MORE)

# Which is heavier 1 pound of feathers 1 pound of gold 16oz of water 1 pound of iron 1 pound of wood 16oz leaves 16oz paint?

The Feathers, Iron, Wood, and Leaves would all weigh the same. Water could vary depending on the temperature, but the 16 liquid ounces will be very close to the same. The paint will probably weigh the most, the 16 fluid ounces will have a higher density and typically has metals in it. The G…old would weigh less, as it is measured in Troy weight rather than Avoirdupois weight. (MORE)

# One pound of gold vs 1 pound of feathers?

This is a favoured trick question of teachers since time immemorial, the joke is of course that they both weigh a pound, so they both weigh the same. The pounds and ounces that are used to weigh gold are a different size from those used for everyday objects like feathers. Gold, along with othe…r precious metal and gems, is weighed in "Troy" ounces, everything else is weighed in avoirdupois ounces. A troy ounce is bigger than a normal ounce. Troy ounces weigh 31.10 grams, whereas an avoirdupois ounce weighs 28.35 grams. This means an ounce of gold is heavier than an ounce of feathers by 2.75 grams. But, while there are sixteen ounces in an avoirdupois pound, there are only twelve ounces in a troy pound. This means that a pound of feathers weighs 454 grams, and a pound of gold weighs 373 grams. So that the pound of feathers is 81 grams heavier than the pound of gold. (MORE)

# What is ten kilograms in pounds?

22.04 lbs. The actual conversion of 1 kilogram is equal to 2.204622622 pounds. For everyday use, rounding to 2.2 should be enough. One pound is 0.45359237 kilogram, or 0.45 kg for everyday use.

# How much is ten pounds in America?

Ten pounds in America is exactly the same weight as ten pounds anywhere else, Ten pounds.

# Will 10 pounds of gold equal 10 pounds of feathers?

There will be more feathers but the weight will be the same :10 pounds of feathers 10 pounds of gold 10 pounds of each In MOST cases, would agree with the above, but GOLD is different. Gold, Platinum, and all precious metals are measured in TROY ounces and TROY pounds, where feathers are measur…ed in ordinary (avoirdupois) pounds. A TROY pound has 12 ounces instead of 16, and is not as heavy as a standard pound. This is the rare case of a pound NOT being a pound. (MORE)

# Which is heavier a pound of feathers a pound of rock or a pound of jellybeans?

I believe that a pound of rocks has to be heavier than the other pounds of items that you mentioned. Therefore, feathers are very very light-weight. Jellybeans does not beat rocks. SO THE ANSWER IS A POUND OF ROCKS. thank you :) Answer Trick question. They're all the same weight, because the q…uestions specifies that they all weigh 1 lb, so none weigh more than the others. You would need a lot more feathers to get a weight of 1 pound, but you wouldn't need as many rocks to get the same weight. (MORE)

# How many kilos in ten pounds?

When it comes to pounds, you divide the pounds by 2.2 to get your answer in kilos. In other words, 10 pounds = 4.5 kg.

# What king is on a Ten Pound note?

No king has yet appeared on a Bank of England Ten Pound Note. Queen Elizabeth II was the first Monarch to appear on any Bank of England Ten Pound Note. King George V appeared on the Commonwealth of Australia Ten Pound note from 1925 to 1936. King George VI appeared on the Commonwealth of Australia …Ten Pound note from 1940 to 1952. (MORE)

# Which is heavier a pound of bricks or a pound of cheese or a pound of feathers?

There all the same because no matter how much more bricks weigh you only put a pound of it and no matter how much feathers weigh you may put alot more but only a pound.

# What colour is a ten pound note?

well... its mostly brownish... but im also looking for this answer so please answer it in a better way! (u an edit it!!)

# What does it mean to nearest ten pounds?

To round a number to a particular digit, look at the digit immediately to the right of your target, in this case, the one pound place. If that digit is 4 or lower, zero it and everything to the right of it out. If that digit is 5 or higher, increase the target digit by one and zero everything to the… right of it out. If your target digit is a 9, increasing it will turn it to zero and increase the digit to the left of it by one. (MORE)

# What is ten percent of 30 pounds?

10 % of 30 pounds is: (10 / 100) * 30 = 0.1 * 30 = 3 pounds

# Is 15 pounds of steel heavier than 18 pounds of feathers?

are you being serious, if you are no, 15 is not heavier than 18 pounds of feathers.

# How much is ten pounds of nickels?

You need to start with the following information: .
Coins are weighed in grams. US nickels weigh 5.0 gm; currentCanadian nickels are 3.95 gm. .
A US pound is 453.6 gm so 10 pounds = 453.6*10 = 4536grams That means 10 US pounds of: .
American nickels is 4536 / 5.0 = 907 coins (rounded to thene…arest whole number); the value is US$45.35 .
Canadian nickels is 4536 / 3.95 = 1148 coins (also rounded);the value is CDN$57.40 (MORE)

# Which is heaviest a pound of gold a pound of nails or a pound of feathers?

The nails and feathers are tied for heaviest, and the gold is lighter than either of the others. The reason for that is the fact that gold is weighed in a different kind of pounds. The 'troy' pound has only 82% the weight of the 'avoirdupois' pound used to measure almost everything else. I…f they were all measured in the same kind of pounds, then they would all have the same weight. (MORE)

# What is heavier 2000 pounds of sand or 2000 pounds of feathers?

They total the same, a handful of sand for example would weigh more than a handful of feathers but because they both add up to a specific weight neither is heavier than the other there would just be more feathers than sand..

# Which is heavier a pound of flour or a pound of gold?

This is a common trick question, you're supposed to think that since gold is heavier ( really more dense) than flour that the same amount must weigh more. Of course since you have a pound of each, each weighs a pound so their weights are identical. However, if you want to be technically correct the …pound of flour is heavier. This is because unlike the metric system where a kilogram is always a kilogram, in nonmetric units a pound isn't always a pound. Gold and other precious metals are weighed in Troy ounces, while flour is weighed in avoirdupois ounces. A troy ounce equal 31g there are 12 troy ounces to a troy pound, one troy pound is the same as 0.373kg; an avoirdupois ounce is 28g there are 16 avoirdupois ounces to a pound which is equal to 0.453kg. So one pound of flour weighs 0.453kg, and a pound of gold weighs 0.373kg, the pound of flour is heavier. (MORE)

# What is ten percent of ninety pounds?

To find 10 percent of a number, multiply the number by 0.1. In this instance, 0.1 x 90 = 9. Therefore, 10 percent of 90 pounds is equal to 9 pounds.

# What is ten percent of thirty pounds?

Just divide thirty by ten to get three, and there you have it; three pounds is ten percent of thirty. This is proven by multiplying three by ten to get thirty.

# How many pound are in ten gallons?

10 gallons if WHAT? Air? Water? Diesel fuel? Soy Sauce? They all have different densities and weights.

# What is heavier one pound of iron or one pound feather?

They are both exactly the same - they weigh a pound. However, thefeathers will take up a lot more space (about 0.77942 litres forevery kg of feathers - or 779 cm 3 /kg) whereas the leadwould be much smaller (about 0.12700 itres for every kg of iron -or 127 cm 3 /kg).

# Is ten pounds bigger then ten kilograms?

no, ten pounds are less than 10 kilograms (1 kg = 2.204 pounds). No, it is not.

# How do you lose ten pounds in a day?

its not possible to lose 10 pounds in one day. maybe in a coupleweeks. usually at the most it is normal to lose about 2 pounds aday