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**Flat Earth Debate / Re: instability **

« **on:**January 24, 2013, 03:57:29 AM »

Yes. If a troy ounce is the same everywhere, it is a measurement of mass.wat? That's some pretty fancy circular reasoning right there. It is a unit of weight. That is a fact. It is a troy weight. It is not a mass. Changing location does not change the units. Mass is a scalar, it has magnitude. Weight is a vector. It has both magnitude and direction. Moving it around the earth does not magically turn it into a scalar.You stated it is not a measurement of mass. That's having it both ways.Its not a measurement of mass. I just told you. Its a weight. An ounce is a vector. It has magnitude and direction.

W = m * g

Now, the fact that W remains constant all over earth (W is directly proportional to price of gold) and m stays the same because the number of atoms remains finite. So g isn't changing either or it messes up the equation.

I'm going to find it hard to dumb this down any more, so please read my post several times before asking any further questions.

Given that above you say that W = m * g let's pose a maths problem

You have 10 pennyweight of gold, how much gold do you have in terms of mass?