# How do you measure grams without a scale?

Keeping this in view, how do you measure a gram?

The most accurate way to **measure grams** is to use a scale. Choose a digital or mechanical scale that uses the metric system, then press the tare button to zero it out. Place your item on the center of the scale, wait for the scale's digital display or needle to come to a stop, and record the **grams**.

One may also ask, what weighs exactly 500 grams? A very common household item is a package of butter with four wrapped 1/4 pound sticks of butter, these package **weigh** 1 pound which is within about 10%of **500 grams**… 454 **grams** to be exact. Even closer when you add the box. Another common household item is AA Alkaline batteries.

Simply so, what weighs exactly 1 gram?

Common household items that **weigh** approximately one **gram** include a paperclip, the cap of a ballpoint pen, a stick of gum, a U.S. currency bill, a quarter teaspoon of sugar, a raisin and a thumbtack.

What weighs exactly 100 grams?

Simple. 40 pennies, each weighing 2.5 **grams** apiece, collectively **weigh** about **100 grams**.