Weight of a Can of Diet Pepsi

From: David K. Leigh (dkleigh@harvest-tech.com)
Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 01:21:59 EEST

Dr. Pepper 382.0g
Brisk Lemon Iced Tea 382.0g
Generic Orange Soda 385.5g
Minute Maid Fruit Juice 383.5g
Country Time Lemonade 382.5g
Sprite 379.5g

Diet Coke 367.0g

Ok. . . Hypothesis was Diet Pepsit weighed less. My contention is a pound
is a pound. Problem is. . . Fluid Oz. does not equal Troy Oz.
Proof: OK, so I had a little time. We have a scale close to our
refrigerator. All of the items I weighed are 12 (fl.) oz. cans. Diet Drink
is about 5% less in weight. . . hmmm. I woulda thought density of water
controlled the weight much more. Question is (and if I have more time
tommorow) does the weight of the drinks correspond to the calories of that

Inquiring Minds want to know.

David K. Leigh ph (254) 933-1000
Harvest Technologies, Inc. fax (254) 298-0125
Rapid Prototyping Services www.harvest-tech.com

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> The real issue is units of measure:
> 12 oz. is both a volume and weight. Weight = volume if water is the fluid,
> specific gravity = 1. A lot of commentary for a high school physics
> (Perhaps Andrew can comment on the state of public education and whether
> question can or can't be answered prior to post-grad school.)
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