How to weigh something without a scale

Here's a scenario: You're baking a cake and you need to know how much oil to add. You've got the recipe, but you don't have a scale. What do you do? We've all been in that situation. It's a common dilemma in the kitchen, especially for bakers. Fortunately, there are a few ways to estimate the weight of an ingredient without a scale.

What you need to weigh something without a scale.

Weighing something without a scale isn't as hard as you'd think. There are several ways to weigh something without a scale. One way is that you can use the formula mass * density * height * (1/12). Another way is that you can use a fulcrum and lever. To use the fulcrum and lever method, you need to find a level piece of ground, and a stick that is longer than the object you are trying to weigh.

Calculate how much you can hold based on your arm length.

A good starting point for finding out how much you can carry is to use your arm length. The rule of thumb is that you can carry about 10% of your arm length in kilograms. For example, if you're 175cm tall, you can carry about 17.5kg, or if you're 155cm tall, you can carry about 15kg. This rule of thumb isn't perfect, but it should be good enough for most people.

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Use a balance to weigh your items.

For example, if you want to weigh your blackberries, you place the pan on the scale. Now, you put the blackberries in the pan. Then, you take the pan off the scale. What have you done? You put anything weighing the same as the blackberries on the scale, and then took the blackberries off it. The scale knows that the blackberries weigh nothing.

How to use a balance?

You can use a balance to weigh your items, but what is a balance? A balance is an instrument to weigh things in an equal way. The weight you want to compare is called the load. The two arms are called the beam or the steelyard. The part on which the load or the steelyard is placed is called the pan or the dish.


Weighing items can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. By using the balance, you can easily weigh items and get your work done faster. But remember, the balance is a tool, you have to know how to use it in order to get the most out of it. Now that you know how the balance works, you can use it to weigh anything you want!