How Are Mass and Weight Related?

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The relation between mass and weight is defined by Newton's 2nd Law: F (force)= m(mass) x a(acceleration (m/s2). Mass is a measure of the amount of material in an object, being directly related to the number and type of atoms present in the object. Mass does not change with a body's position, movement or alteration of its shape, unless material is added or removed. Weight is the gravitational force acting on a body mass.
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Mass and weight are very similar in that they tell how much matter makes up a substance or object. The difference is that weight is dependent on gravity and can change depending on where you are in the universe.
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