Mass and Weight

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What is mass?
A measure of amount of a substance. Mass is independent of where we are, for example it stays the same on other planets.
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What is mass measured in?
Kilograms (kg).
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What is weight?
Weight is a force caused by gravity. The weight of something can vary depending on the strength of gravity.
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What is weight measured in?
Newtons (N)
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How are mass and weight related?
On earth, the strength of gravity is 10 N/kg. This means that every kg of mass feels a force of 10N due to gravity.
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Kilograms (kg).

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