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Illustrating difference of mass and weight

  1. Sep 29, 2008 #1
    I have a question for homework and it says I have to illustrate the difference between mass and weight, im totally confused and dont no what the difference is, can anyone help?

    thanks in advance.
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  3. Sep 29, 2008 #2


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    look up "mass" and "weight" in the index of your textbook.
  4. Sep 29, 2008 #3


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    A simple example is you. Your mass is the same no matter where you are, but your weight will change depending on your location (earth, moon, space station).
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