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What weighs more, a gallon of water or a gallon of sand?

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I need to fill a small area in the bottom of a puching bag.  It is for a 3 yars old and stands on the floor.  It is inflated and doesn't seem to "right" itself after punching.  What weighs more-sand or water?
asked Sep 22, 2012 in Science Topics by anonymous
   

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A gallon of water weighs approx. 8.3 pounds, while a gallon of sand weighs approx. 13.3 pounds. Sand will be your heaviest, "easiest" option -- the only thing heavier you could use in a jug would be concrete.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SouthernGirl Inquisitive Expert (10,360 points)
I think when I was in 6th grade we used water VS.  Mercury, albeit not a gallon. Any ideas why my science teacher chose mercury?

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