# What is the difference between mass and weight of an object? - Science and Technology 1

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What is the difference between mass and weight of an object?

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Difference between mass and weight of an object is as follows:

 No. Mass Weight 1. Mass is the amount of matter contained in a body. Weight is the force exerted on a body due to the gravitational pull of another body such as Earth, the sun and the moon. 2. Mass is an intrinsic property of a body. Weight is an extrinsic property of a body. 3. Mass is the measure of inertia. Weight is the measure of force. 4. The mass of a body remains the same everywhere in the universe. The weight of a body depends on the local acceleration due to gravity where it is placed. 5. The mass of a body cannot be zero. The weight of a body can be zero. 6. The SI unit of mass is the kilogram (kg). Since weight is a force, its SI unit is the newton (N). 7. The mass of a body can be measured using a beam balance and a pan balance. The weight of a body can be measured using a spring balance and a weighing machine.
Concept: Mass and Weight of an Object
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