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How can you calculate the mass of an object if it weighs 800 newtons?

Answer

Wiki User
06/04/2009

The difference between weight and mass is that weight is a force and mass is a measure of the amount of matter within an object. To get mass from weight, divide by the gravitational constant. In this case, 9.8 meters per second2. 800/9.8 = 81.632 kilograms.