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

Neither is heavier or lighter than the other. They both have the same weight. Namely, one pound. Strange as it may seem, they both also have the same mass, namely 0.4536 kil…ogram. (rounded) This is a very old and venerated trick question whos answer lies in the question. Which weighs more? A pound of feathers or a pound of bricks. A pound weighs a pound nomatter what is is made up of. The answer is niether they weigh the same.

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

While on the face of it a pound of feathers would seem to weigh the same as a pound of gold, this overlooks the fact that gold is universally weighed using a different definit…ion of 'pound' than that used for most other materials. Precious metals such as gold are measured in troy weight. A troy pound is 12 troy ounces, and each troy ounce is 480 grains, making a 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 ounce is 437.5 grains, making a total of 7000 grains to the pound of feathers. All this means that a "pound" of feathers (or bricks, or lead) is heavier than a "pound" of gold. The question is an old gag, based on the fact that gold is measured in troy ounces, but feathers (like all material other than precious 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 16 ounces) is heavier than a pound of gold (at 12 ounces).

# What weighs more a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers?

They both weigh the same amount, and each of them also weighs the same amount as a pound of flour, a pound of chili, a pound of pasta, a pound of mud, a pound of paper cli…ps, a pound of red paint, a pound of water, a pound of hair clippings, a pound of auto parts, a pound of dead batteries, a pound of instant coffee, a pound of model airplanes, a pound of potato salad, a pound of laundry soap, a pound of dog food, a pound of aspirin tablets, or a pound of ground beef. We can even tell you what the amount is: It's one pound. Of course, it would take a lot more feathers to weigh a pound than it would bricks, so the volume of feathers would be much greater.

# What weighs more a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?

They weigh the same amount- a pound.

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# What weighs more a pound of bricks a pound of cheese or a pound of feathers?

The correct answer is that they all "weigh" the same : one pound. They are equal in weight, which is different from density. There is, however, a physical difference as ex…plained below. Exception - Pound as a Unit of Mass They are all very close to having the same weight on Earth but 'pounds' can also be a measurement for mass. The pile of material that has the greatest density would have its center of gravity closest to Earth. As such, gravitational attraction is infinitesimally greater for that material than for the less-dense materials whose centers of gravity are slightly farther away from the center of Earth. In this case, the bricks are more dense than either cheese or feathers, so its weight will be ever-so-slightly heavier than the cheese or feathers. Another factor that should be considered in this question is the buoyancy provided by the atmosphere of the earth. The material with the smallest volume will displace less air than those with larger volumes. In this case, the bricks, again displace less air. The buoyant force operates opposite to weight so the bricks benefit less from the atmospheric buoyancy, and so, weigh less for that reason, too. For similarly shaped heaps of bricks, cheese and feathers, all with equal masses, whose bottom surfaces are in contact with a surface the same distance from the center of the earth, the bricks, being densest and less buoyant than the other two materials, will have greater weight than the other materials. However, if you put each one into an identical box, then close and seal the boxes, there's no way a scale can tell you which one is in any box. They would all weigh one pound. More on Buoyancy The common answer is that they "weigh" the same. Assuming you start at STP with a 1 lb mass of each of the substances, the weight, as determined by either a spring or equal arm balance will be slightly different*. Each substance will displace an amount of air equal to its volume and have a buoyant upwards force equivalent to the weight of the displaced air. Thus the denser material will have a proportionately smaller upward force which would translate as a larger downward force in favour of the object. Comparing the densities of the proposed objects means that the feathers would be lighter than the cheese, and both lighter than the bricks. (* The difference would be immeasurable using any common scale.) ---

# What weigh more a pound of bricks a pound of feather or a pound of cheese?

They all weigh the same, one pound.

# What weighs more a pound of chesse a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers?

They are all a pound so they way exactly the same.

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# What weighs more a pound of cheese a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers?

The correct answer is that they all "weigh" the same : one pound. They are equal in weight, which is different from density. There is, however, a physical difference as ex…plained below. Exception - Pound as a Unit of Mass They are all very close to having the same weight on Earth but 'pounds' can also be a measurement for mass. The pile of material that has the greatest density would have its center of gravity closest to Earth. As such, gravitational attraction is infinitesimally greater for that material than for the less-dense materials whose centers of gravity are slightly farther away from the center of Earth. In this case, the bricks are more dense than either cheese or feathers, so its weight will be ever-so-slightly heavier than the cheese or feathers. Another factor that should be considered in this question is the buoyancy provided by the atmosphere of the earth. The material with the smallest volume will displace less air than those with larger volumes. In this case, the bricks, again displace less air. The buoyant force operates opposite to weight so the bricks benefit less from the atmospheric buoyancy, and so, weigh less for that reason, too. For similarly shaped heaps of bricks, cheese and feathers, all with equal masses, whose bottom surfaces are in contact with a surface the same distance from the center of the earth, the bricks, being densest and less buoyant than the other two materials, will have greater weight than the other materials. However, if you put each one into an identical box, then close and seal the boxes, there's no way a scale can tell you which one is in any box. They would all weigh one pound. More on Buoyancy The common answer is that they "weigh" the same. Assuming you start at STP with a 1 lb mass of each of the substances, the weight, as determined by either a spring or equal arm balance will be slightly different*. Each substance will displace an amount of air equal to its volume and have a buoyant upwards force equivalent to the weight of the displaced air. Thus the denser material will have a proportionately smaller upward force which would translate as a larger downward force in favour of the object. Comparing the densities of the proposed objects means that the feathers would be lighter than the cheese, and both lighter than the bricks. (* The difference would be immeasurable using any common scale.) Other users said: They all weigh a "pound". Only their densities vary, their weights do not.Assuming they all have the same gravitational strength acting on them, they all would weigh the sameThey all weigh the same. A pound is a pound. There would be more feathers than rocks to make it 1 lb. Ths is a classic riddle.They all weigh the same, since they are all measured in avoirdupois pounds, although some can argue that the feather weigh more because of their higher specific gravity.When we were in college, bricks, cheese, and feathers were all weighed in the same system namely avoirdupois weight. Gemstones and some precious metals are weighed in pounds and ounces whose weight is different from the weight of the avoirdupois units with thesame names. But none of those items appears on the list in this question.To put an even finer point on it, we'll assert that a kilogram of bricks, a kilogram of cheese, and a kilogram of feathers each have the same weight, namely 9.8 newtons or 2.205 avoirdupois pounds, on earth. Those numbers will change on the moon, but they'll still be the same numbers for bricks, cheese, and feathers, as well as for several other items ranging from mud and talcum powder to sweat socks and old magazines.And to put it yet another way: If you seal either one pound or one kilogram each of bricks, cheese, and feathers in separate but identical cardboard cartons, there is no way to discern any difference among them with a bathroom scale or a triple beam laboratory balance.A pound of anything weighs the same amount... "one pound."They all weigh the same, one pound.They all weigh the same. In the question you are told that weight of each is a pound therefore the weight is the same for all three. The brick, feathers and cheese equally weigh one pound each.all the same.None does. If we can believe what you've told us, then all three items have the same weight, namely, one pound.they all weigh the same due to the fact that a pound is not an amount it is simply a weight, each group of items, bricks, cheese, and feathers, all have enough of them to weigh the same amount.I would like to think that the pound of bricks is going to be the heaviest, the pound of cheese is going to be the tastiest, and the the softest.The bricks of course ! If it was one pound of bricks, the feathers would weigh more, as they are weighed using the avoirdupois system.Neither, each weighs a pound. But the pound of feathers (being less dense) will be a much larger volume.A pound of bricks, a pound of cheese, and a pound of feathers all have the same weight --1 pound.In the absence of air, they all fall with the same acceleration, and they all hit the ground at the same timeand with the same speed.All 3 weigh the same. A pound is a pound is a pound. They all weigh the same. A pound of bricks, a pound of cheese, and a pound of feathers.

# Does a pound of bricks weigh more or a pound of feathers?

No, they should weigh the same.

# What weighs more a three pound of bricks a pound of cheese or a pound of feathers?

The bricks of course ! If it was one pound of bricks, the feathers would weigh more, as they are weighed using the avoirdupois system.

# What weigh more a pound of bricks a pound of feathers or a pound of chesse?

They all weigh one pound. Just don't drop the brick on your head; the brick is so much stiffer that it will stop quickly and with high acceleration that will amplify the impa…ct

# Which one would weigh more a pound of bricks a pound of cheese or a pound of feathers?

They all have the same weight ... namely, one pound.

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# What weighs more a pound of bricks of or a pound of chesse or a pound of feather?

They all weigh the same.

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# Which weighs more a pound of feather or a pound of bricks why?

A pound is an EXACT measure of weight. So if two things weigh a pound they both weigh the same. As feathers are light, it will take allot of them to make a pound as compared… to bricks, (which are heavy) but when you have measured out a pound of each of them, the amounts you have measured are the same weight.

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# Which weighs more 1 pound of bricks a pound of feathers or a pound of cheese?

All of them weigh the same, because there is one pound each item.

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# Which weighs more a pound brick or feathers?

They weigh the same.

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# Does a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks weigh more?

no it does'nt