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#1 Fysh



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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:55 PM

Which weighs more, an ounce of feathers, or an ounce of gold? Then the same question in pounds. (Note: The anwer is not the first to come to mind.)

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:25 AM

There can be several answers.....

According to physics:

1. If you measure their weight in the presence of air (as on the surface of earth) and then compare them in the vacuum (the space), then the mass of gold will be heavier than that of feather. Beacuse feather have some air filled in the gaps which will evacuate in the space.

2. If you measure their mass in the vacuum and then compare them in the presence of air, then the weight of feather will be heavier than that of gold. reason is same.

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3. Their some problem with the measuring method/unit (some troy or something...cant remember) which makes one oz of gold to heavier than feather but in the case of pound it is vice versa.
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