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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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