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# Why does a sixteen fluid ounce bottle of coca cola weigh more than a pound of steel?

###### Wiki User

###### 2007-05-05 18:52:20

Be careful not confuse fluid ounces, a measure of volume, with

avoirdupois ounces, a measure of weight.

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### H0w many fluid ounce in a pound?

In a pound of what?
Fluid ounces is a measure of volume. Pound is a measure of
weight. The number of fluid ounces in a pound is going to depend on
the density of the substance in question.
A pound of mercury is much smaller in volume (and thus has fewer
fluid ounces) than a pound of water.
If we are speaking of water, or something equivalent, 1 ounce of
water by weight fills up one fluid ounce of space, so a pound of
water (16 oz) is 16 fluid ounces, or 1 pint.

###### Asked in Units of Measure

### How much does sixteen ounces of gasoline weigh?

Sixteen ounces or a pound.
Answer:
In the context of a liquid, ounce refers to the unit of volume
the fluid ounce. 1 US Fluid ounce is 29.57 mL. 1 Ounce weighs 28.57
g. Gasoline has a density of 0.71-0.77 kg/l - say .75 g/ml
Therefore 16 fl.oz.= 16x2.57/28.57x0.75 oz (mass)
16 fluid ounces of gasoline therefore has a mass of 12.42 ounces
or 0.77 pounds (mass)

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### How many pounds is 8 oz?

8 oz. is half a pound. one pound is 16 oz.
One pound is sixteen ounces, so there is one-half pound in eight
ounces.
0.5 lb. One pound equals to 16 ounces and one ounce equals 0.06 of
a pound. Also this relates only to solid (weight) ounces. There are
two different kinds of ounces, ounces of weight/mass and ounces of
volume (fluid). This can change when you are using the ounces to
measure a non-liquid such as flour or sugar since the weight of dry
items is not the same as their volume. An ounce of volume is called
a "fluid ounce."

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### Is a fluid ounce the same as regular ounce?

There is no such thing as a regular ounce. A fluid
ounce is a unit of volume. There are 16 fluid ounces (US) to
the pint (US). A dry ounce is a unit of weight. There are 16
dry ounces to the pound. Frequently, the words fluid and
dry are omitted. You have to know whether you're talking
about volume or dry weight.