How much is a gross?
How many of something does it take to make a gross?
It seems to appear that this is a common known
fact (even though I didn't know), here is what everyone has sent us:
transactionregister was the first to respond with
A gross consists of 144 objects (12 dozen)
TB gave us this:
a gross is a dozen dozen 144.
I know all agreed and said this:
a gross is 144 or a dozen dozen
Orphan gave us more of an explanation:
the answer is 12 dozen or 144. I believe that this
was the original meaning of the word which then came to mean large
or a large number and finally developed the connotations that it has
in modern language.
Edwin confirmed the beliefs:
a dozen dozens is a gross i.e. 144
theMrEman gave us this :
a gross is 144 of any unit being
measured. i.e. "I will take a gross of paperclips"="I will take 144
KJ brought this to our attention:
About 50 lbs of extra weight and a couple
of missing teeth. The other gross, the one I think your talking
about, is a dozen dozen, or 144.
Paul completely confirmed the answer:
There are a dozen dozens in a gross, or 144 items.
Keith sent us the answer and a little more:
12 dozen or 144.
BTW, great gross is 12 gross or 1728.
C.H.U.D. concluded with this:
A gross is a dozen dozens, or 144.
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