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A standard for the measurement of the density of solutions expressed as a percentage of the weight of the solution (grams of sucrose per 100 grams of solution). Degrees Balling (ºB) is sometimes used as a substitute for degrees Plato (ºP). However, the two are not equivalent since the Balling scale was calibrated at 17.5 degrees C and not at 20 degrees C as is the Plato scale. The difference between the two scales is about 0.05 percent wt/wt units. Both degrees P and B are temperature dependent. Traditionally used in Europe, it has largely been replaced by the Plato scale. Developed by C J N Balling.