on weighing machine we get our weight in newton because it contains mass as well as gravity but we say that our weight is in kg but kg is the unit of mass and there is a large difference between (kg)and newton. so why we say it.

Asked by Ravi Jaiswal | 15th Dec, 2013, 07:56: PM

Expert Answer:

When we say our weight is in kg we actually refer to our mass. One kilogram mass is pulled by earth by a force of 9.8 newton. This force is called weight. Approximately we can say that one kilogram weighs 10 newton. So if our mass is 50 kg (say), our weight will be 500 newton.

Answered by  | 15th Dec, 2013, 08:15: PM

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