does a bucket full of wet clothes weigh more or less than a bucket full of just water?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Why are you asking this quetion when you can do this experiment at home.

    Have you ever washed clothes?

  • 1 decade ago

    The bucket full of water would weigh more.

    Wet clothes have water as well as air in them. If the clothes were wet from being rained on then there is a lot more air in the cloth. The more wet they are (like right out of the washing machine) the heavier they get. If you had a bucket full of water it is so full that if you put anything in the bucket some oft the water will spill out. If you put clothes in the bucket they would be wet but still have some air trapped in them and the total weight of the bucket would decrease.

    Source(s): Just thought about it.
  • Norrie
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No, the bucket full of dry clothes will weigh much less than a bucket full of water.

    Putting the dry clothes into the bucket will displace more weight of water than the weight of the clothes.

  • 1 decade ago

    The bucket with wet clothes weigh less I think..

    Source(s): Experience :)
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  • 1 decade ago

    well assuming the two buckets you were comparing are of equal volume, adn that very little water from the clothes bucket has been displaced im guessing the one with clothes in.

  • 1 decade ago

    a bucket full of wet clothes weigh more then a bucket full of water

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    definetly a bucket full of wet clothes because they have more wheight to them just because they are clothes and water makes them weigh more!!!

    hope that helps

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  • 1 decade ago

    more, if no water has been displaced out of the bucket

  • 1 decade ago

    No, clothing is lighter than water.

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