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(a) Distinguish between mass and weight of an object.

(b) How will the weight of a body of mass 100g change if it is taken from equator to the poles? Give reason for your answer.

Asked by Topperlearning User 4th June 2014, 1:23 PM
Answered by Expert




1. The quantity of matter contained in a body is called mass of the body.

1. The force with which the earth attracts a body towards its centre is called the weight.

2. Mass is a scalar quantity.

2. Weight is a vector quantity.

(b) W = mg

As 'g' is greater at the poles than at the equator, the weight of the body increases from equator to poles.

Answered by Expert 4th June 2014, 3:23 PM
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