Weighing things is a basic necessity of life. We need to know how ** much something weighs** in order to understand its value and what it costs.

We also need to know how much something weighs in order to organize and manage things. For example, knowing the weight of something you purchase gives you an idea of how many other items of that same item you have.

Knowing the weight of **items also gives** you an idea of how much space it takes up, which is important for organizing your home and for moving companies.

With the rise in technology, even more emphasis has been put on the ability to weigh things. There are many apps that can instantly tell you the weight of an object, but are they accurate? Does the app use the correct unit of weight?

To help you identify what unit of weight your *phone app uses*, and if it is accurate, this article will help you out.

## Second, find out how many times 2000g is equal to 1kg

To find out how *many apples equal 2000g*, you must first find out how many apples 1kg is equal to.

Google can help you with this by searching “1kg equal to.” In this case, Google suggests 1kg is equal to 2 oranges or 4 apples. Since the **blog post mentioned seven apples**, we will assume that the *author meant seven apples* for this answer.

Now that you know how many apples are in 1kg, all you have to do is divide the weight of 1kg by the weight of 7 apples.

This will give you the answer of how many individual items (in this case, apples) are in 2000g.

## Third, determine how many apples are in 1kg

Now that you know how many apples are in 1kg, you need to find out how many apples are in 2000g. Since we already know that 1kg is the weight of seven apples, you just have to divide 2000g by 7 to get the number of apples in 2kg!

2000g / 7 = 286.714286…apples

Wow, that’s a lot of apples! Luckily, most *grocery stores sell* their fruits and vegetables by the pound, so you will be able to find enough to make your smoothie. Just make sure to get enough oranges so that you have enough juice for the whole group!

At the end of this experiment, your group should be able to *make enough orange smoothies* for everyone in the *group plus two extra per person*. That way, everyone gets to drink a nice, refreshing glass of orange smoothie.

## Fourth, calculate how many apples are in 2000g

Now that you know how many grams an apple weighs, you can calculate how many apples are in a kilogram. One kilogram is equal to ** approximately seven apples**!

It sounds weird, but it’s true! According to our calculations, one kilogram is the weight of approximately seven apples. How cool is that?

You can *also use* this method in the opposite way. If you have a bag of seven apples, how many kilograms are in the bag? Just take the weight of the bag in kilograms and divide it by seven – you will get the answer!

Once again, this trick works because both objects (apples and kilograms) weigh the same amount. If you were to **use different objects**, like coins for example, then this trick would not work.

## Fifth, finally, compare your results with reality!

Now that you’ve calculated your own *personal daily energy requirement*, it’s time to put it to good use. Check how many calories you need to maintain your current weight by measuring your *daily energy expenditure* for a few days.

If you spend most of your day sitting at a desk and *completing office work*, your energy expenditure is *likely quite low*. If you’re very physically active and spend lots of time walking or doing physical activity, then your energy expenditure will be quite high.

It’s important to note that even if you exercise a lot, if you eat more than your body needs, you will gain weight. The same goes for the opposite—if you need less calories than what you eat, then you will lose weight.

Once you know how many calories your body needs to maintain its current weight, it’s time to keep track of how many calories you intake.