What weighs more, a pound of silver or a pound of gold?
Pound is a unit of weight.
Both will weigh same..!! After all their weight is 1 pound..!!
I guess this one falls more into the "riddle" category than "chemistry".
Sure, but which has more mass?
Hint: it's not the same
If you go down the path of differentiating weight vs mass, you would have to assume that gravity is the same when weighing both elements.
No, it comes from the fact that the force from gravity depends on the distance between the center of mass of the two objects in question, because gold is denser than silver, its center of mass will be slightly closer to the center of earth's mass.
Touché. Clever observation.
Only if the two pieces of metal are sitting at the same altitude and have shapes that put the centers of mass relative to each other in the way you described. The original question has no verbiage that would restrict the silver from being, for example, on the moon.
yup both weigh
I prefer the similar:
Which weighs more, a pound of gold or a pound of feathers?
A "pound" of feathers is 16 avoirdupois ounces, which weighs more than a "pound" of gold, which is 12 troy ounces.
+1 for use of the word "avoirdupois".
what is pound
A pound of silver and a pound of gold both equally weight
1lb of s = 1lb of g
they weigh same , keeping aside all other factors
nth matters both r equal
same weight/ they ARE both 1 pound
This question may be a riddle for someone in America , not in Britain or India
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