How Many Cubic Inches Are In 1 Pound?


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Robert Schatten answered
This depends massively on what kind of substance we’re talking about, and the density of the item. This is because a pound is a weight measurement, and not a measurement of volume. Hence, without more information, your question really doesn’t make that much sense.

When we consider different items, like metal, wood or plastic, there would be different weights, different volumes and different sizes. And then of course there’s the matter of whether or not you are talking about a liquid (a fluid ounce). Any solids that have been added to the liquid would change density, and have an effect on the equation that would need to be performed to find your answer - so things like paint, oils or glues would all be different despite the fact they are all liquids.

You would have to have the safety data for materials or a product sheet for different liquids that you’re trying to measure in order to find out the weight or volume of each of the products.

Cubic inches are not a measurement of size, but density. So one ‘pound’ will vary depending on the different kinds of substance. Density is an incredibly important concept in science, and this is because we live in a university where gravity is not uniform. Weight, also, is actually the least useful way to measure the real physical properties of any matter. The traditional definition of density is that this is the mass that is present in matter for ever unit of volume. There’s a little bit more to it than that, though.

Density is an amount of mass in a volume, and is expressed as an equation in science. This equation is density = mass/volume. It is essentially how tightly packed matter is within a particular amount of space.
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Anonymous answered
1 pound = 16 ounces
1 ounce = 1.805 cubic inches
So in 1 pound = ? Cubic inches
1 pound = 16 ounces x cubic inches
1 pound = 16 x 1.805
=28.88 cubic inches
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Anonymous answered
1 pound = 16 ounces x cubic inches
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John answered
It would depend on the density of the item since a pound is a weight measurement and not a volume measurement. I am not sure I am understanding your question. Different items(metal/wood/plastic) would  have different weights for it's volume/ size. Now if you we're talking about a given liquid(fluid ounce) water then you could go by what jannifer gave you. Any solids that are added to the liquid would change the weight of the liquid ex: Paint/glues/oils. You would have to have a materials safety data or product sheet for the different liquids for the weight/volume of each product.

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