Question by  KElectronics (54)

What is a troy ounce?

How is it different from a "regular" ounce?


Answer by  kent16 (178)

A troy ounce is typically used to measure precious metals and is about 10% less than a 'regular' ounce, which is known as an avoirdupois ounce.


Answer by  wrusche (176)

A troy ounce is a unit of imperial measure typically used in weighing precious metals. A troy ounce equals 31.1 grams while a regular or avoirdupois ounce weighs 28.3 grams.

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