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What is the difference between Mass and Weight? Or, Write the five differences between Mass and Weight?

The main differences between Mass and Weight are given below —

 Mass Weight 1. The mass of a body is the amount of matter contained in it. 1. The weight of a body is the force with which it is attracted towards the earth. 2. The mass of a body remains constant at all the places. 2. The weight of a body varies from place to place. It depends upon the value of 'g' at that place. 3. Mass is a scalar quantity. 3. Weight is a vector quantity. 4. Mass is measured with the help of a physical balance (two-pan balance) 4. Weight is measured by using a spring balance. 5. Mass is measured in mass units, e.g., in grams, kilograms etc. 5. Weight is measured in the units of force, e.g., in newton (N) unit.

The quantity of substance present in a body is known as Mass. It is a scalar quantity.

The force by which a body is attracted towards the earth is known as its Weight. It is vector quantity.

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