When you ask: How many ounces in a pound?
Here is a small series of posts that cover the most asked questions on Google. Most of these questions won’t be answered here. However, I might, for fun, give an answer if I personally know it. It’s mostly to have fun with why people ask so many questions.
Do I really need to go back to the imperial system post? Another question related to the ambiguity of the system in question. So here are some details.
We had said that 8 ounces made up a cup. This is actually only applicable to the ounce by volume. Because yes, there is an ounce for weight! An ounce that when you have 16 of them, you have a pound! Don’t ask me about the how or the why, I’m losing my Latin, especially since it comes from the Romans!
What disturbs me the most about all of this is our inability to make a decision. Let’s say we want to go from pounds to kilograms. First, the kilogram has recently been able to join forces with other units of measurement that use Planck’s constant. I apologize, but while I’m not an expert on the subject, it would be quite easy for me to do a test with two scientists, say one Australian and the other Russian. I could ask them to calibrate a machine according to this constant and weigh several objects and see the margin of error between the two devices. Today, calibrating a weighing machine goes as follows: The first person determines that an object is the reference weight, people come and go with a second object that has a weight equal to the first and so on. Everything depends on the quality of the instruments that compare two objects…
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Last Updated on June 27, 2021 by Coach Danny