# How much does 5 gallons of water weigh?

How much does 5 gallons of water weigh?

5 Gallons of water weighs 41.64 pounds at room temperature or 41.727 pounds at 32.2 F, the weight of water depends much on the temperature of the surrounding

To find the weight of water, you need to measure the density of water which is given as mass divided by volume, where mass of water =1 kg/liter, mass is measured in kg while volume in liters

So to obtain the weight of water, you need to first find the density and the volume of water,

So 1 liter weighs 1 kg,

1 l= 1 kg

1ml=1gram

How many pounds are in 1 gallon of water?

1 gallon of waters weighs 8.345 pounds or 3.785 kg

So how much does 5 gallons of water weigh?

If 1 gallon weighs 8.345 pounds

5 gallons will weigh 5 x 8.345 =41.725 pounds

So 5 gallons of water will weigh 41.725 pounds at 32 degrees F,

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The table below shows converting from gallons to pounds to kg

Converting from kg to pounds

1 kg = 2.20462 pounds

Exercise

Use the table above to prove the answers to the following questions