If you get together enough bricks that should weigh a ton and all the feathers that should weigh a ton, then bricks will take up far less room since they're denser than feathers.
Therefore, if you piled your ton of bricks onto a weighing scale, the pile would be smaller than the feathers. In particular, the top of the pile of feathers would be further away from the centre of the earth.
Since the force of gravity drops off with distance from the centre of the earth, the feathers would weigh slightly less than you expected because the feathers at the top of the pile would weigh less. This is true of the bricks at the top of the brick pile, but that pile is not as high, as I've explained, so the difference would be less.
Therefore, if you actually weighed a ton of feathers and a ton of bricks, you might well find that the ton of bricks weighed more!
The word ton has become an overused word, I would say, "I have a ton of work to do." this isn't meant to be taken literally it only means a lot. Therefore a ton of bricks no longer classifies as 2000 pounds but as a lot, maybe 50 bricks, the same goes for feathers, so because ton has become an abstract measurement, it is now plausible to say that there is a difference in weight.
- Take a pan and weight one ton of bricks.
- Now take a spaceship and go to the moon. Also take the second pan with you.
- Weigh one ton of feathers there.
- Come back to earth. Put both the pans on the either side of a balancing pan. You will find that the pan with feathers weighs more than the pan with bricks..
What to do..I'm an Engineer.. ;)
This is a trick question, obviously a "ton" of feathers does not weigh "more" than bricks, but does weigh the same amount because it weighs the same as a ton of bricks.
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Yes, a long ton of feathers weighs more than a short ton of bricks. I'm really not quite sure how to dig deeper than this. I suppose I could discuss other ton options. I might include a comparison of British tons, but then again that might be spelled tonnes which would probably technically not be a ton in the t-o-n sense of the word.
Everyone knows bricks are MUCH heavier than feathers. Who doesn't know this? I can't believe this is even a question. Have you ever picked up a brick? Now pick up a feather. Which one is heavier? THERE you go. Just think people please just think, wow. I really can't believe this is a question.
The question defines the weight of both the quantities as exactly one ton.If weighed accurately then obviously they would weigh the same.
I need to type 50 words, but i can't think of anything for to type.I really think i should type something funny, but now i realise i don't need to do that.
A ton, used as a measurement of weight, is a precise number. One ton of feathers and one ton of bricks both weight the exact same - one ton.
However, if you had a ton of feathers and a ton of bricks on some comically large scales, you'll find that the ton of bricks actually has more mass than the ton of feathers. The simplified reason for this is that the bricks weight more in volume, i.E a ton of bricks takes up less space, so air resistance would affect them less than the feathers. If you laid a ton of feathers on a huge scale, they would weigh less than a ton.
A ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds, so most of you are saying 2,000 pounds of bricks is heavier than 2,000 pounds of feathers. 2,000 lbs = 2,000 lbs. There isn't anything to discuss. Just because an individual brick is heavier than an individual feather doesn't mean that a ton of each isn't the same thing.
A "ton" is a unit of measurement. You cannot make a smaller or larger ton. It's just a ton (2000 pounds), like how an ounce is always going to be an ounce (1/16 of a pound), and a meter (100 centimeters) is always going to be a meter. So, a ton of feathers weighs exactly the same amount as a ton of bricks.
This is a fact. It is not an opinion, and it is not funny. A ton of feathers has the exact same weight as a ton of bricks. A ton is a ton, regardless of the material. No matter how many tons of feathers would need to equal a tons of bricks, it has the same weight.
No, a ton of bricks doesn’t weigh more than a ton of
feathers. This is the oldest trick
question in the book. It actually fooled
me the very first time I ever heard it when I was a little kid. But, a ton of bricks has the exact same
weight as a ton of anything else.
Ok to everyone out there who is confused or said yes one ton of bricks weighs the same as one full ton of feathers so it cant weigh more obviously than a ton of bricks. So to finish my point one standard ton of bricks is the same weight as one standard ton of feathers