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What is the difference between weight and mass .. ???

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Asked by Manoj Joshi, 21 Oct '13 02:36 pm
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Mass is the quantity of matter contained in a body, while weight is the force by which the body is pulled to the earth's center.
Mass is an intrinsic property of a body, as it remains the same everywhere in the universe. Weight is variable due to change in the magnitude of the gravitational force applied by the earth.
Mass is denoted by "M" while Weight (W) = Mass (M) * Gravitational acceleration (g)
Mass can never be zero, for then the body will have no existence. Weight can be zero if there is no gravitational force acting on the body, like that in the space.
Mass is indestructible But weight can be increased when there is more gravitational impact and decreased when less gravitational impact.
Mass is measured by a common balance. Weight is measured by a spring balance.
Mass is scalar and has no direction dependency. Weight is vector and is directed towards the center of the earth..
Answered by Stone Heart, 21 Oct '13 02:40 pm

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Mass is how much matter you are made up of, it is always the same.
Weight is a measure of how hard gravity is pulling on you. Weight changes in certain places.
Answered by anil garg, 21 Oct '13 08:14 pm

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Weight is basically force due to mass where as mass is quantum of matter.

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Scientifically the difference is in the measure of it, but for general usage its one and the same.
Answered by Ginger, 21 Oct '13 02:41 pm

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Mass is a measure of a substance, whereas weight is the force generated by gravitation on a mass. Mass is constant; it is how much matter an object is having but weight of the same object differs due to the gravitational force.
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 21 Oct '13 02:41 pm

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Weight wo hota jo fat bane ke baat samjta hai
Answered by Mangesh Talekar, 21 Oct '13 02:39 pm

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Weight mai G effect hota hai mass mai g nadarat
Answered by Gernal Singh, 21 Oct '13 02:37 pm

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Weight is mass multiplied by Gravity
Answered by Sapera, 21 Oct '13 02:37 pm

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Mass is a measurement of the amount of matter something contains, while Weight is the measurement of the pull of gravity on it.
Answered by rk, 21 Oct '13 02:37 pm

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