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When two groups of items have different masses, we can easily say
"3 oranges are lighter than 4 apples."
"3 oranges are heavier than 4 apples."

How about when they have the same mass? Can we say
"3 oranges and 4 apples are the same weight."

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Proofreading is off topic per the help center. –  MετάEd Jul 16 '13 at 4:16
    
@MετάEd This is not proofreading - it's asking the meaning of a particular sentence construction. –  TrevorD Jul 16 '13 at 10:27
    
There is nothing in the question about meaning. –  MετάEd Jul 16 '13 at 12:11

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The natural parallel construction would be "3 oranges are the same weight as 4 apples." It would be slightly more common to say "3 oranges weigh the same as 4 apples."

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