# difference between mass and weight

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Mass

Weight

1.

Mass is the amount of matter contained in the body.

Weight is the force exerted on a body due to the gravitational pull of another body such as the earth, the sun, etc.

2.

Mass is an intrinsic property of the body.

Weight is an extrinsic property of the body.

3.

Mass of a body remains the same everywhere in the universe.

Weight of a body depends on the local acceleration due to gravity where it is placed.

4.

The SI unit of mass is kilogram (kg).

Since weight is a force, its SI unit is Newton (N).

5.

Mass of a body can be measured using beam balance, pan balance, etc.

Weight of a body can be measured using spring balance, weighing machine, etc.

6.

Mass of a body cannot be zero.

Weight of a body can be zero.

7.

It is the measure of inertia equation for weight.

It is the measure of force.

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The difference between mass and weight is one is the amount of matterin a material and the other is a measure of force acting on the material.Mass is the measure of the amount of matter in a body.Weight is the measure of the amount of force acting on a mass due to the acceleration due to gravity.

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Weight = mass x acceleration due to gravity.

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S. No.

Mass

Weight

1.

Mass is the amount of matter contained in the body.

Weight is the force exerted on a body due to the gravitational pull of another body such as the earth, the sun, etc.

2.

Mass is an intrinsic property of the body.

Weight is an extrinsic property of the body.

3.

Mass of a body remains the same everywhere in the universe.

Weight of a body depends on the local acceleration due to gravity where it is placed.

4.

The SI unit of mass is kilogram (kg).

Since weight is a force, its SI unit is Newton (N).

5.

Mass of a body can be measured using beam balance, pan balance, etc.

Weight of a body can be measured using spring balance, weighing machine, etc.

6.

Mass of a body cannot be zero.

Weight of a body can be zero.

7.

It is the measure of inertia equation for weight.

It is the measure of force.

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