There are 80 U.S. quarters in one pound. The weight of one U.S. quarter is 5.67 grams, and there are 453.59237 grams in one pound. When that number is divided by 5.67 grams, the weight of one quarter, it is equal to 80 quarters.Know More
Each quarter is precisely crafted to be the same by the United States Mint. Quarters are made of an alloy of copper and nickel known as cupronickel.
The diameter of a quarter is 0.955 inches, and the thickness is 1.75 millimeters. The edge of each quarter has ridges called reeds, and there are 119 reeds on the side of each quarter. Pennies and nickels have plain sides, while dimes and half-dollar coins also have reeds along the side of the coins.Learn More
The United States Congress is composed of two houses with a combined total of 535 elected officials serving as representatives. The Senate consists of 100 senators, with two representing each state, while the House of Representatives has 435 seats, with the number of each state's representatives based on population.Full Answer >
Most of the approximately 243 million adults in the United States, as of 2013, pay some type of federal taxes. About 122 million Americans pay federal income tax. All U.S. workers pay payroll taxes, which are levied at a flat rate and capped. The result of the flat rate is that people earning a low or moderate income pay a larger percentage than those earning a high income.Full Answer >
There are 240 pence, or 20 shillings, in a pound. There are 12 pence in a shilling. These three values were part of the pre-decimal currency system once used across Europe, a system popularly known as "£sd."Full Answer >
A United States Representative is elected for a term of two years and is up for reelection during even years. This is different than a U.S. Senator, who is elected for a 6-year term and is reelected on a rotating schedule, so only one-third of the senators are up for reelection during any even year. There are 435 members in the House of Representatives and 100 members in the Senate.Full Answer >