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

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The main differences between Mass and Weight are given below —

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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.

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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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