Which one is heavier and why?

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you have a bag of cotton and an iron bar, each indicating a mass of 100 kg when measured on a weighing machine. in reality, one is heavier than the other. can you say which one is heavier and why?
 

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Is there an atmosphere permeating the weighing machine?
 
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"can you say which one is heavier and why? "

If I were using a NIST traceable weighing machine, I'd use the standard correction for the effect you're thinking of and neither would be heavier.
 

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