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# How to measure the weight of products without weighing

How many grams of water, cereals, sugar or salt fit in a teaspoonful or a tablespoon - how to measure the desired weight of products without weighing. Help to beginners.

## 1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon (filled "without a hill" / "with a slide", with normal humidity) contains gr:

• Water - 5 / - g (gram)
• Milk - 5 / - g
• Vegetable oil - 5 / - g
• Sour cream 30%, condensed milk, honey, tomato paste - - / 10g
• Sugar, sorbitol, xylitol, ground crusts - 5/7 g.
• Salt, baking soda - 7/10 g
• Flour, cocoa, ground coffee - 4/5 grams
• Rice - 5/8 g
• Medicinal herb - 2/3 g (weight of dry grass).

## 1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon, filled with "without top" / "with top", holds (weighs in grams, for a full-sized spoon with a length scooped 7 centimeters and a width of 4 centimeters):

• Water, vinegar - 18 / - g
• Milk - 20 / - g
• Vegetable oil - 17 / -
• Honey - 25 / -
• Sugar - 20/25 g
• Salt - 25/30 gr.
• Flour, cocoa, coffee - 10/15 g
• Rice - 15/20 g
• Ground nuts, gelatin - 10/15 gr.
• Dry herbs - 5/10 g
• Wheat and oat bran - 6/12 g
• Fresh grass (crushed leaf) - 10/15 g

Capacity for a smaller (five centimeters long) tablespoon:

• Water - 12 / - g
• Milk - 12 / - g
• Sugar - 10/15 g
• Salt - 14/20 g
• Flour - 7/12 g
• Rice - 12/17 g
• Ground nuts - 8/12 g
• Dry grass, tea - 4/6 g
• Raw grass - 8/10 g

Note: as a rule, if it says "one dining room (tea) spoon," the speech is most likely about a full spoon - "with a slide"

## 1 glass

1 cup ("up risks" / "to the edge", with the usual humidity in the room) contains products in grams:

• Water - 200/250 g (maximum weight of 250 grams (= 250 milliliters) - a glass full, filled to the top)
• Sugar - 200/250 g
• Salts - 290/320 g
• Flour - 140/150 gr.
• Rice - 210/230 g
• Manki - 200/220 g
• Crushed nuts - 140/150 g

1 glass ("with a slide") accommodates:

• 11 tablespoons of cereals
• 10 tablespoons of sugar or salt

## Universal weights (coins)

Copper coins of the Soviet model (not erased, whole) weighed exactly in accordance with their denomination (N copecks = N grams):

• 1 kopeck = 1 gram
• 2 kopecks = 2 grams
• 3 kopecks = 3 grams
• 5 kopecks = 5 grams

Approximate weight of modern coins:

• 1 kopeck = 1.6 grams
• 5 kopecks = 2.7 grams
• 10 kopecks = 2.05 grams
• 50 kopecks = 4.2 grams
• 1 scab = 4.5 grams
• 2 r. = 5.2 g.
• 10 p = 8.7 g

1 gram of water = 1 milliliter of water = 1 cubic centimeter of water, by weight (that is, having a standard syringe of twenty milliliters with ordinary water, you can get a reference weight of 1 to 20 grams to within a fraction of a gram, and also a volume of up to 20 Cc see)

As standards of measures of great weight, at home, you can use sports dumbbells and weights (at 16, 24, 32 kg). As a "laboratory scale" you can use a board placed in the middle of the pipe.

## What is the accuracy "in grams"?

Since the summer of 2015 - new requirements for measuring equipment used in trade have started to operate. The permissible deviation in the balance, depending on the weight of the weight to be weighed, should not exceed:

• From 0.1 to 0.5 kilograms (load mass range) - ± 1 gram (weighing accuracy);
• From 0.1 to 0.5 kg - ± 2 grams;
• From 0.5 to 2 kg - ± 5 grams;
• From 2 to 10 kg - ± 10 g.

The indicated accuracy of weighing is the indicator of the permissible error for trading enterprises, when packaging goods. Journalists have already invented a comic name for the innovation - "Norms of body kit".

Now, to weigh a five-kilogram bag and a small bunch of lettuce - sellers will need different scales (large and miniature), with the appropriate measurement accuracy (limit of tolerable error) and weighing limit (indicated in the technical characteristics of the weights is the largest mass, which is guaranteed not to break the device). For ordinary household, spring changeless, mechanical and electromechanical weights of the middle class of accuracy - the operational error should not exceed twice the division price.

Recently, manufacturers of products and packers in stores and hypermarkets - can hang packs (which, earlier, were by kilograms) by 0.8 or 0.9 kg. Sellers are required to clearly indicate these numbers on the package.

## Glossary

Octopus - the eighth part, before this word denoted the weight of a pack of tea in 50 grams (eighth of a pound).

Cuckoo (quarter, quarter, quarter) - a bottle with a capacity of a quarter liter (0.25 liters).

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