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# What are some things that weigh an ounce?

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A standard slice of bread weighs approximately 1 ounce. Five quarters together also weigh about 1 ounce, as a single quarter weighs 5.67 grams, and one ounce is equal to 28.35 grams.

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A fluid ounce is different from an ounce in weight. Fluid ounces are a measurement of volume, such as the ounces of a bottle of soda, while regular ounces measure weight or mass, which is used to measure foods like pasta. Most items do not have equal measurements in weight ounces and fluid ounces; surprisingly, 1 ounce of water in weight is the same as 1 ounce of water in fluid ounces.

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A slice of whole-grain bread weighs about 1 ounce. Each slice includes approximately 16 grams of whole-wheat flour and 12 grams of other ingredients. By definition, 1 ounce is 28.50 grams. With American coins, 11 pennies, six nickels, 12 dimes or five quarters all weigh approximately 1 ounce.

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One recipe for a Harvey Wallbanger includes 3/4 ounce of vodka, 1 1/2 ounces of orange juice, 1/4 ounce of Galliano, an orange slice and maraschino cherry. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, pour in the vodka and orange juice, add the Galliano, and garnish with the fruit.

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Examples of items weighing an ounce include a slice of bread, about five quarters, approximately three and a half French fries and a matchbox-sized cube of cheese. Objects that weigh an ounce are fairly light, weighing in at just one-sixteenth of a pound.