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How much does a sheet of paper weigh?

Mon 29 Mar 2010 by mskala Tags used: ,

A standard sheet of laser-printer paper of the usual thickness, either US "letter" size or international "A4" size, weighs 4.5 grams. That means 100 sheets weighs almost exactly one pound.

7 comments

-_-
THANK YOU~!
-_- - 2010-11-13 16:41
Philip Purser
Thank you
Philip Purser - 2011-08-25 16:23
Bob Smith
OMFG IM SO SOTOJED
Bob Smith - 2012-08-23 18:04
bob smith
But I never ask you for your apeneon
bob smith - 2012-08-23 18:06
Taiwan Summer
Thanks!! 5 sheets plus an envelope for a stamp in Canada!
Taiwan Summer - 2012-12-05 15:36
Anonymous
omfg that's awesome
Anonymous - 2014-01-16 08:44
Cernael
The standard paper weight for printer paper, in Sweden at least, is 80g/m². And the A series of international sheet sizes is defined from the property that x:y = y:x/2, thus preserving the porportions on halving, and that the area of A0 is 1m². This gives A1 a weight of 40g, A2 20g, A3 10g, and the one relevant here, a sheet of A4 weighs 5g.
Cernael - 2015-03-24 04:51


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