# weight of nickels vs. weight of soda pop?

Does \$1.25 in nickels equal the same weight as a soda pop? That handful of nickels sure has a nice hefty weight.

It was fun putting all 25 nickels all into the soda machine as fast as I could. Next time I’ll time myself. I dare anyone to post their fastest time to put 25 nickels into a soda machine. Here’s one hint, don’t put two in at the same time, it’ll jam the machine (that’s why they have that nifty coin return button–the first time I actually ever used it other than to get free change).

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18 years ago

The soda at work is .25

18 years ago

yeah, ours is .35

18 years ago

No, there isn’t … reason #4 why pennies should be abolished!

Maria
16 years ago

“a 20-ounce soda weighs in at 567 grams. That would take 113 nickels (\$5.67).” Spudart, unless you actually put a can of soda on a scale and it weighed 20 ounces, which converts to 567 grams, that’s not quit right. If you are talking about a 20 fluid ounce bottle of soda, fluid ounces measure the volume of soda in the bottle, not the weight of the soda or the bottle. A 20 fluid ounce bottle of soda weighs significantly more than 20 ounces. See here: http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/60749.html

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