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What is the difference between weight and mass?

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What is the difference between weight and mass?

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Mass is an intrinsic property of matter and is measured in kilograms. The mass of a bird is a constant. A 15-gram bird is 15 grams, whether measured on the Earth, the Moon, or Mars. Weight is a measure of the force of gravity on a physical object and is measured in newtons.

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Weight is the force experienced by a mass in the presence of gravitational field.

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