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# How many Quarters does a 5 gallon water bottle hold?

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 Question by M Submitted on 9/17/2003 Related FAQ: N/A Rating: Rate this question: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great How many Quarters does a 5 gallon water bottle hold?

 Answer by Sugaar Submitted on 10/5/2003 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great when would you, anglo-saxons step to the metric system that's a lot easier: everything is just ten times the immediate smaller.

 Answer by tom Submitted on 10/25/2003 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great Depends on how densely they're packed, but to get a first-order approximation, do the following: Determine the volume of a quarter.  You might be able to get the information from the US mint, or you can easily discover it empirically as follows: Get 100 quarters (say), then drop them into a measuring cup half full with water and determine how much fluid is displaced. Divide by 100 to get the volume of a single quarter.  Divide 5 gallons by that number, and you'll get the number of quarters ASSUMING tight packing. To get a better estimate, dump quarters into an empty coffee can (say) and shake the can up and down and around.  Keep dumping quarters in and shaking until you just can't get any more in.  Then divide the volume of the can by the number of quarters to get the volume of an individual quarter.  Then divide 5 gallons by the volume of a quarter to get the answer.

 Answer by jay Submitted on 11/9/2003 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great about 4000us dollars

 Answer by Me Submitted on 1/29/2004 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great WHY the hell would you want to know that unless you are cheating on something for school.  What a terribly expensive experiment.  Which is why, I'm presuming you are asking us.

 Answer by bob16ic Submitted on 11/10/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great \$4000.00 is absolutely correct.  I work as a bartender and often take 1 gallon jars of quarters to the bank for deposit.  In ten years of doing this I have never been more than \$15.00 away from \$800.00.

 Answer by logan Submitted on 4/4/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great \$3,500

 Answer by Eleazar Submitted on 6/3/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great Idiot, I will tell you when I fill it up, Just thought somebody had already done it. nobody is cheating on anything.

 Answer by quarter Submitted on 6/11/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 23409 quarters in five gallons assuming no loss of volume to dead space which there certainly would be.  Thats over 5800 dollars. A US quarter is 24.26 mm in diameter and 1.75 mm tall therefore... Volume of US quarter is 0.8085172655 ml 1 US gallon = 3785.4118 ml

 Answer by cjb Submitted on 6/13/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great my volunteer group has a claim pending for a stolen 5 gallon bottle full of coins.   In the worst case the claim might be for a bottle full of quarters.  that's why the question has value for me. is there anyone who can actually answer the question?

 Answer by cjb Submitted on 6/13/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great my volunteer group has a claim pending for a stolen 5 gallon bottle full of coins.   In the worst case the claim might be for a bottle full of quarters.  that's why the question has value for me. is there anyone who can actually answer the question?

 Answer by Richard Submitted on 6/24/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great All quarters is about \$4,000 if you use pocket change the mix will net about \$2,000 if the container (5 gal) is full. For the person who doesn't understand why anyone would need to know this, it is because when you have a 5 gallon bucket full of quarters, you want to know: "Is it worth me counting this out?" How do I know?  I put my pocket change in a container and got it almost full and got \$1988 out of it. Then, empty, I put all of the quarters from my soda machine in a bucket for a little over a year and it came to \$4,055.

 Answer by OJ Submitted on 11/26/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great "Me" should really think about what he says before posting a message.  I personally wanted to know the answer to the question because I'm filling one of the bottles, and was curious about how much money I'm dealing with, so thank you Jay for answering the question and bypassing the smartass response.

 Answer by Jake Submitted on 4/15/2007 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great Don't measure them by volume, measure them by weight. Weigh a quarter. Then weigh the bottle empty. Then fill the bottle with quarters, weigh it, subtract the weight of the empty bottle, divide by the weight of a single quarter, and multiply by .25, that's how many dollars you have. Who cares if he's trying to cheat on something for school? Obviously if he is taking the time to seek out an answer he is a smart individual who understands that there are many ways to solve a single problem. This type of thinking should not be looked down upon and called "cheating" even if it isn't what the teacher wants or what the assignment calls for. Quit teaching our youth to be conformists (I.e, good employees)

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