How many apples in a pound
Alan Park

Alan Park

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How many apples in a pound

How many apples in a pound? That depends on what kind of apple you’re talking about. If it’s an apple that has a dense mesocarp and high water content, the apples will be heavier. But if the apples have low density and have less water content, then the apples will be lighter. It’s a mix between weight and volume.

There is no standard weight for an apple because they can vary in size from tiny to large – this means that there is some variation between the number of apples you’ll get per pound based on the variety you buy. For example, if you’re buying Rockit apples, a pack of three weights about 7.7oz, according to the package. This means there are 6.23 Rockit apples in a pound, whereas you might find anywhere from 2 – 3 apples in a pound of big Honeycrisp apples.

If you want to know exactly how many apples are in a particular package then it’s important to look at the unit measurement. For example, if your package says “5 lbs” and you count 17 apples in the bag, this means that each piece should weigh about 0.29 pounds. Too complicated? Let’s take a look at the statistics.

According this statistical research, Alicia McGeachy states “Weight is measured in newtons, N, or kgm/s2. One Newton is defined as a force that causes a 1 kg object to accelerate 1 m/s2. One Newton is 0.225 pounds. An apple is an ideal example for such a comparison. Apple weight is dependent upon species, the number of nutrients it receives, and its size. The average apple is between 70 and 100 grams or 0.33 pounds or 0.7 and 1N. This idea is ironic as it is often believed that it was a fallen apple that inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s ideas about gravity.” 

The answer: The average apple weighs 0.33 pounds, so there are on average 3 apples in a pound. 


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