I need to learn how to figure out how many pounds are in a gallon, how do I convert the gallon into figuring out how many pounds are in one gallon and so on. Thank you
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Re: How many pounds are in a gallon ?
since you mentioned you work in a bakery you will have different things that would weigh different amounts. As the fisherman said there are 8 pounds of water in a gallon. think of it as 8 oz. per cup, there are 2 cups in a pint and 2 pints in a quart and 4 quarts in a gallon. There are 16 oz. to a pound of water and some other liquid ingredients, but there are dry ingredients that you will be using that have other weights. You can look on most packages and it should give you some kind of weight per cup.Last edited by Sandra; 10312007, 03:56 PM.
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Re: How many pounds are in a gallon ?
8 lbs = 1 gallon is one conversion
1 lbs = 1/8 (0.125) gallons is another conversion.
suppose we convert 100 pounds. Will we have more than 100 gallons or less than 100 gallons?
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It should be less than 100 gallons. It takes a lot of pounds to get 1 gallon.
If we multiply by 1, nothing changes so we either mulitply by 8 or divide by 8.
(dividing by 8 is the same as multiplying by 0.125)
we want fewer gallons so we will divide by 8
100/ 8 = 12.5 gallons
100*0.125 = 12.5 gallons
so
100 pounds = 12.5 gallons
If we have 10 gallons, do we multiply or divide 8?
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That's right multiply
80 pounds = 10 gallons
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Re: How many pounds are in a gallon ?
Originally posted by vanessaglndlI need to learn how to figure out how many pounds are in a gallon, how do I convert the gallon into figuring out how many pounds are in one gallon and so on. Thank you
Assuming water, the saying is (a pint is a pound the world around). So if there are 8 pints in a gallon, then it should weigh 8 pounds.
This is of coarse a wives tale. Searching the web I found a couple of answers. One is that it weighs 8.345404 pounds per gallon. The other is that it weighs 62.4 lb/cu.ft. To cross check the two answers I used something that I know somehow and that is that there are 231cu. in. in a gallon.
So I can use that to see if the two answers agree. A cubic foot has 12*12*12 = 1728 cu. in. so if there are 62.4 pounds of water in a cubic foot then there are 62.4/1728 = 0.036111111111111 pounds per cu. in. of water. Since we know that there are 231 cu. in. of water in a gallon then we can calculate that 0.0361111111 * 231 = 8.34166666 pounds per gallon = the weight of water. Pretty close to the other answer.
The difference is possibly because it depends on the temperature and altitude that the water is measured at. For practical purposes 8.343 pounds per gallon should work.
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