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# What weighs more a ton of feathers or a ton of gold?

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###### 2009-05-23 06:19:06

> neither, they both weigh 2,000 pounds > > They both weigh the same. They're both a ton. > The above is not complete. Gold is measured using the Troy system of weights where the ounce is heavier but there's less of them per pound. 1 Avoirdupois ounce = 28.3 grams (Feathers) 1 Troy ounce = 31.1 grams (Gold) There are 12 Troy Ounces is a Troy Pound. There are 16 Avoirdupois Ounces in a Avoirdupois Pound 453 grams in a Avoirdupois pound. 373 grams in a Troy Pound So the Avoirdupois pound is heavier. a troy ton is 2450 troy pounds or 913 kg a Avoirdupois ton has 2 weights, the short ton and the long ton. (note: in the US "short ton" is known as ton and long ton is mostly unused, also known as the imperial ton) a short ton, 907 kg (2000lbs) a long ton is 1016 kg (2240 lbs) So, a short ton of feathers weighs less than a ton of gold, a long ton of feathers weighs more than a ton of gold. Fun times. Unless of course you're referring to the metric ton which is 1000 kg (2205 lbs). In which case they are the same weight.

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## Related Questions

They weigh the same, a ton is equivelant to 1000 Kilograms, if it helps you will need a lot more of feathers than Gold to make a ton

I learned this in Math Gold is measured diffrently it has its own scale the feathers would weigh more! :) - CodyDaTexan

Yes. Which weighs more, a ton of feathers or a ton of gold. Answer, they both weigh a ton.

Well lets just say they weigh the same. ==&gt; Two tons of either one does.

They are equal. tw Which weighs more a ton of rocks or a tonne of feathers? They weigh the same!

A ton of anything weighs the same as a ton of anything else....2,000 pounds

lol a ton! someone asked me which weighs more a ton of feathers or a ton of butter. guess what i said....

1 ton of feathers, 1 ton of coal, 1 ton of water, etc.

A ton is a measurement of the weight of an object. No matter what the object is, if two items weigh a ton, then they are equal. A ton of bricks weighs exactly the same as a ton of feathers.

In normal conditions (in Earth's atmosphere, at the same elevation) a ton of apples weighs more than a ton of feathers, because the density of an apple is greater than density of a feather (feathers are mostly hollow inside). Therefore, the Earth's atmosphere has a greater "floating" effect on the feathers, making them weigh less than apples. People who give "both weigh the same" answer ignore the fact that a ton (1000 kg) is the measure of mass, not weight. Let me ask: what weighs more, a ton of rocks or a ton of helium-filled balloons? Guess! ;) Consider also that if you weigh the two commodities in a vacuum then there is no buoyancy factor.

There are 16 ounces in a pound of anything it is a pound. Like the age old question: what weighs more a ton of feathers or a ton of iron. (they are both a ton) The stack of feathers will be much bigger but will still weigh a ton.

They weight the same... 2000 lbs is equivalent to 1 ton... and one ton of bricks weights the same as one ton of anything else

well...they both weigh the same if there is a ton of feathers and a ton of concrete:)

A ton of rocks and a ton of feathers have precisely the same weight. Since their weights are the same, neither of them weighs more, and for the same reason, neither of them weighs less. If each of them were in a sealed carton, nothing you could do with a scale would tell you which carton holds which item, because a scale measures only weight and, as stated in the question and as we have already mentioned, each of these particular two items has the same weight.

Something that weighs a ton is equal to other things that weigh a ton, therefore a ton of anything is equal to a ton of anything else. Even if it's feathers versus lead or cotton versus cement.

A ton of anything weighs the same as a ton of anything else.

A ton of rocks weighs more. Since they both weigh a ton, then they weigh the same.

1 tonne = 1000 kg 1 tonne of gold has the same mass as 1 tonne of sawdust. The pile of gold would be smaller as the density of gold is higher.

If they both weigh a ton - then they have the sameweight.

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