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Hello,

I would like to calculate the "weight" of a piece of metal. It seems a little confusing that weight is measured in Newtons or force. So I'm looking for a little help in understanding.

if I consider a piece of average aluminum.

Dimensions:

Length: 60.96 mm

Height: 60.96 mm

Thickness (Height): 3mm

I would have a Volume(v) of 1,114,836.48 cm

If I then calculate Mass (m) from volume (v) 1,114,836.48 cm

m = 3021206.8608 g.

but mass is not weight.

W (weight) = mass * acceleration (gravity 9.81 m/s

W = 29638039.3044 g/m/s

Which makes no sense to me.

The end goal is to say this pieces of aluminum that is "x" long by "y" height and is "h" thick has a weight of ... "w".

I would like to calculate the "weight" of a piece of metal. It seems a little confusing that weight is measured in Newtons or force. So I'm looking for a little help in understanding.

if I consider a piece of average aluminum.

Dimensions:

Length: 60.96 mm

Height: 60.96 mm

Thickness (Height): 3mm

I would have a Volume(v) of 1,114,836.48 cm

^{3}If I then calculate Mass (m) from volume (v) 1,114,836.48 cm

^{3}x density 2.710 g/cm^{3}m = 3021206.8608 g.

but mass is not weight.

W (weight) = mass * acceleration (gravity 9.81 m/s

^{2})W = 29638039.3044 g/m/s

^{2})Which makes no sense to me.

The end goal is to say this pieces of aluminum that is "x" long by "y" height and is "h" thick has a weight of ... "w".