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Solution - What Are the Differences Between the Mass of an Object and Its Weight? - CBSE Class 9 - Science

ConceptMass and Weight

Question

What are the differences between the mass of an object and its weight?

Solution

Sr.No. Mass Weight
1. Mass is the quantity of matter contained in the body. Weight is the force of gravity acting on the body.
2. It is the measure of inertia of the body. It is the measure of gravity.
3. Mass is a constant quantity. Weight is not a constant quantity. It is different at different places.
4. It only has magnitude. It has magnitude as well as direction.
5. Its SI unit is kilogram (kg). Its SI unit is the same as the SI unit of force, i.e., Newton (N).
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 NCERT Science Textbook for Class 9 (with solutions)
Chapter 10: Gravitation
Q: 1 | Page no. 138

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