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01 August 2007

Puzzle:

Which would you say is heavier, a pound of cotton or a pound of gold?



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Solution:

A pound of cotton is heavier than a pound of gold because cotton is weighted by the avoirdupois pound, which consists of 16 ounces, whereas gold, being a precious metal is weighted by the troy pound which consists 12 ounces.

Resources:
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