# RE: Weight of a Can of Diet Pepsi

From: Roger Spielman (RSpielman@regale.com)
Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 02:02:08 EEST

Okay Dave...Now you've got me cracking up....

What's the Tare weight of the individual containers (this is important),
just don't set yourself to draining each one of those cans.....you'll POP!

Roger Spielman

-----Original Message-----
From: David K. Leigh [mailto:dkleigh@harvest-tech.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 3:22 PM
To: rp-ml@rapid.lpt.fi
Subject: Weight of a Can of Diet Pepsi

Dr. Pepper 382.0g
Brisk Lemon Iced Tea 382.0g
Generic Orange Soda 385.5g
Minute Maid Fruit Juice 383.5g
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
drink.

Inquiring Minds want to know.

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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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Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: Off Topic Factoid on Sugar Consumption

> The real issue is units of measure:
> 12 oz. is both a volume and weight. Weight = volume if water is the fluid,
or
> specific gravity = 1. A lot of commentary for a high school physics
question.
> (Perhaps Andrew can comment on the state of public education and whether
this