Math and Arithmetic
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Does one cup of flour weigh more then one cup of sugar?


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No, flour weighs much less than granulated sugar. Let us first differentiate between fluid ounces and ounces. Fluid ounces are a volume measurement; regular ounces are considered a weight measurement. Experiments will show that granulated sugar is about eighty percent the weight of water [cup for cup], while flour (not densely packed but flowing into cups is about half the wight of water [cup for cup].