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NCERT CLASS IX - Science Textbook

Chapter 10 - Gravitation

What are the differences between the mass of an object and its weight?


Mass is defined as the rate of gravity which work on the body while weight is defined as the quantity of natter contained in it 
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Actually mass is the amount of matter contained in a body.And weight occurs due to presence of gravity.

Ex:A body having mass of 1kg weighs 9.8 newtons on earth.And on mars it would be 3.6 newtons.[w=m*g; g(earth)=9.8m/s^2; g(mars)=3.6m/s^s]
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