What is lighter a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks¿?

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Tatumn Parmentor Profile
Its the same because it still equals a ton. We only get confused because we know that a brick is obviously heavier than a feather. But there would probably be more feathers than bricks.
Brady Profile
Brady answered
When you give the tonnage are you giving it as a mass or a weight?  If mass then the stone will weigh more as mass only refers to how much material is there while weight is a measure of how much gravity effects it.  A ton(mass) of feathers will have less weight than the ton(mass) of stone simply because of feather's semi-buoyancy in gasses.  If you are giving ton as a weight then they both weigh the same.
Chelsey Erstad Profile
Chelsey Erstad answered
Neither
sheslovely laly Profile
sheslovely laly answered
Neither . They are both the same weight because you said a ton . ;)
Hunter Turkey Profile
Hunter Turkey answered
Neither. Which is heavier. A pound of gold or a pound of feathers? Lol. (trick question)
Trip Humphrey Profile
Trip Humphrey answered
They are the same weight.  So they are are equal unless you are assuming lighter is being used in the sense of tint.
Duane Bryant Profile
Duane Bryant answered
IF you mean  (both adjectives) "light in weight", then neither.  If you mean "light in weight as compared to bulk", then the bricks.  If placed on a balance scale, which will be indicated as heavier, a pound of gold or a pound of sand?  And why?
John Doe Profile
John Doe answered
Ummmm judging by all the other answers I'm going to go crazy here... The TON of feathers weigh more then the TON of bricks.... Did I win?

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