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

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The following are the differences between the mass of a body and its weight

Mass Weight
(i) Mass is the amount of matter contained in the body. (i) Weight is the gravitational force experienced by the body.
(ii) Mass of a body is always constant. (ii) Weight of a body depends on the place where it is at.
(iii) Mass is the measure of the inertia of the body. (iii) Weight is the measure of the gravitational force acting on the body.
(iv) Mass only has magnitude.                                                          (iv) Since weight is a force it naturally has a direction associated with it as well
(v) It's SI unit is kilogram (kg). (v) It's SI unit is Newton (kg m s-2)

 

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