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Answer the following question.What is the difference between mass and weight of an object.

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Difference between mass and weight of an object is as follows:S.No.                  Mass                        Weight1.Mass is the amount of matter contained in a body.Weight is the force exerted on a body due to the gravitational pull of another body such as Earth, the sun and the moon.2.Mass is an intrinsic property of a body.Weight is an extrinsic property of a body.3.Mass is the measure of inertia.Weight is the measure of force.4.The mass of body remain the same everywhere in the universe.The weight of a body depends on the local acceleration due to gravity where it is placed.5.The mass of a body cannot be zero.The weight of a body can be zero.6.The SI unit of mass is kilogram (kg).Since weight is a force, its SI units is newton (N).7.The mass of body can be measured using a beam balance and a pan balance.The weight of a body can be measured using a spring balance and a weighing machine.Chemistry

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