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While on the face of it a pound of lead would seem to weigh the same as a pound of gold, this overlooks the fact that gold is universally weighed using a different definition 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 lead.

All this means that a pound of lead (or bricks, or feathers) is heavier than a pound of gold. A pound.

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These explanations from above are not correct and unrelated to measuring of masses. Also the units are obsolete, non-SI.

A unit of mass is irrespective to the nature of the material weighed; so 1 pound (or kilogram) of gold is the same mass as 1 pound (or kilogram) of lead or any other material.

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the lead clearly weighs more...

One pound of gold weighs the same as one pound of silver.

A pound of steel.

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A pound of gold weighs the same as a pound of silver, because they are both one pound. But a block of gold would weigh more than the same-sized block of silver (gold is more dense than silver, so a smaller volume weighs the same).

A kilogram of silver weighs more.

They both weigh one pound.

they both weigh the same because a pound of sand and a pound of lead will still weigh a pound

1 pound = 1 pound

They both weigh one pound.

they both weigh the same which would be one pound.

Sence it's both a pound then it is the same weight

One, the correct term is "Which weighs more: a pound of lead or a pound of feathers?" Two, the answer is that they weigh exactly the same, because they both weigh a pound.

That depends how many feathers you have. If you have more than a pound offeathers, then they weigh more tha a pound of lead. But if you lose some of yourfeathers and have less than a pound remaining, then they weigh less than a poundof lead.This entire discussion assumes that your feathers and your lead are on the same planet.

Since each substance weighs a pound, they weigh the same amount.

troy ounce is precious metals 12 to a pound apothecary ounce is for drugs avoirdupois ounce is for most anything else 16 to a pound answers: which weighs more a pound of feathers or a pound of gold? a pound of feathers which weighs more an ounce of feathers or an ounce of gold? an ounce of gold

Seriously? Think about what your asking. Does one pound weigh more than one pound??

Neither of those weighs more, or less, than the other one. Their weights are equal, and are also the same as each other.

Precious Metals like Gold, Silver, Platinum are measured in Troy Pounds (12 ounces per pound), while other materials (like cotton) are measured in the standard scale (16 ounces per pound), Therefore the a pound of cotton weighs 4 ounces more than a pound of gold.

Neither of the two weigh more...both weigh 1-pound. Granted you'd have way more feathers than gold, a pound of gold and a pound of feathers would weigh the same.

One would think that this is the old "What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?" question with a twist. Truth is, gold is usually weighed in Troy pounds which are different from the ordinary (avoirdupois) pounds that we know and love. One ordinary pound weighs the equivalent of 453.59 grams at sea level, and one Troy pound weighs the equivalent of 373.24 grams. Troy pounds are divided into 12 Troy ounces. So the next time you're out shopping for gold, make sure the price list matches up with the scale the seller is using!

A 200 pound man weighs more.

It depends on the type of pound you are referring to. Gold and other precious metals are weighed in Troy Ounces. A Troy pound of gold contains 12 Troy ounces of gold. A Troy Ounce is about 1.1 normal ounces. A pound of gold in the standard measuring system (avoirdupois) will weigh about 13.2 ounces. So, an ounce of gold (troy) weighs more than an ounce of feathers (avoirdupois). But a pound of gold (troy) weighs less than a pound of feathers (avoirdupois).

"Depends on how much gold and how many feathers you have. " I believe the riddle is usually "which weighs more - a pound of gold or a pound of feather?" The answer is that they weigh the same amount - they are both a pound. However, one cannot answer your question without further details since we clearly do not know how much of each object we have and how heavy it is.

Neither of those items weighs more. We know that, because you have told us the weightof each item, and we have completed a comparative calculation. One of them weighsone pound and the other weighs one pound. One pound is equal to one pound. So theweight of one is equal to the weight of the other, and neither of them weighs more thanthe other. Reasoning symmetrically, we are also mathematically entitled to state thatneither of them weighs less than the other one either, as well, also, too.