Mr. and Mrs. Smith were walking home from the shopping mall with their purchases when Mr. Smith began to complain that his load was too heavy. Mrs. Smith turned to her husband and said "I don"t know what you"re complaining about because if you gave me one of your parcels I would have twice as many as you and if I gave you just one of mine we would have equal loads." How many parcels was each carrying?"

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Pound is a Pound?

Which is heavier a pound of feathers or a pound of gold?

A pound of feathers. Some would say a pound is a pound but the fact is: Gold is a precious metal and is therefore weighed in the Troy system of measurement. This means that a pound of gold weighs only 12 oz and a pound of feathers weighs 16 oz.