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Read the following statements. If they are true for mass, write M against them. If they are true for weight, write W.
(a) It is the gravitational force on the body.
(b) It is the quantity of matter in the body.
(c) It will not change from place to place.
(d) It is measured in Newtons.
(e) It remains the same on the surface of the earth and on the surface of the moon.
(f) It will change from place to place.
(g) It is measured with a spring balance.
(h) It is measured in kilograms.
(i) It becomes zero in outer space.
(j) It is measured with a beam balance.

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(a) It is the gravitational force on the body. W

(b) It is the quantity of matter in the body. M

(c) It will not change from place to place. W

(d) It is measured in newtons. W

(e) It remains the same on the surface of the earth and on the surface of the moon. M

(f) It will change from place to place. W

(g) It is measured with a spring balance. W

(h) It is measured in kilograms. M

(i) It becomes zero in outer space. W

(j) It is measured with a beam balance. M

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