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# Weight and Mass

Differentiate Weight and Mass
Asked by: vrsaikumar | Member Since Nov-2008 | Asked on: Nov 11th, 2008
mailmisterk

Answered On : Dec 11th, 2008

weight of the body should be taken with respect to gravity whereas mass of the body should be taken irrespective of gravity

arsalan64

Answered On : Jan 28th, 2009

Mass is a scalar quantity which has a same magnitude where ever we check it on earth, whereas weight varies with altitude and references and is dependent upon gravity.

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ronit_hansum

Answered On : Feb 16th, 2009

Mass is a fixed quantity. It remains the same anywhere on earth or moon. But weight is the force with which earth attracts everybody. Weight depends on the position of body on the surface or earth. Numerically weight is acceleration times mass of a body. Moreover mass is measured by LEVER BALANCE while weight is measured by SPRING BALANCE.

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Mass is used to measure the quantity. Unit is kg
Weight is a force = mass * 9.81