Gravity

# How does gravity affect weight and mass?

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Gravity is the cause of weight, but it has no effect on mass.

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Weight is the force generated by mass when it is in a gravitational field. When a body is outside of a gravitational field, it is weightless but it still has mass.So gravity doesn't exactly affect weight; gravity causes mass to have weight.

Yes. Mass is constant for a given object. Weight is a function of mass and gravity, stronger gravity more weight.

Yes it affects weight, but not mass.

The greater the mass of a planet, the greater will be its gravity. Weight is the measure of mass of an object under the force of gravity.

Gravity does not effect mass, weight is what you get when you resist the effects of gravity. (Note that in "free fall" and/or "micro gravity" you are not resisting.)

Weight = mass x gravityWeight = mass x gravityWeight = mass x gravityWeight = mass x gravity

The force of gravity (or acceleration) affects weight but not mass. An object's mass does not change - it is the physical composition of the object. Weight increases as the force of gravity increases and decreases in the same way.

the weight of a body = mass X acceleration due to gravity. So weight of an object is directly proportional to the gravity.

Gravity impacts weight because weight is calculated using F = M * A. F - Weight in this case M - Mass of your object A - Acceleration of gravity on the planet the object is on. Assuming mass remains constant and your acceleration (your gravity) increases, weight will increase. If acceleration (your gravity) decreases, weight will decrease.

It's a very direct relationship; weight is caused by gravity. weight = mass x gravity Therefor, if gravity goes up and mass stays constant weight, goes up. And the reverse is true if gravity goes down and mass stays constant, weight goes down.

Nothing, "mass" is a property of matter and is constant. Weight is the force of attraction of one mass to another (the affect of gravity on a mass). Thus if weight increases it means that the mass is in a stronger gravity field.

well weight depends on mass and gravity so gravity depends on mass. e.g weight=mass X gravity

No. Mass is independent of gravity, but weight is a function of gravity and mass.

The gravity will only affect the reading from the balance but not interfer the actual amount of substance (in terms of mole).

The greater the gravity, the greater the weight, even though the mass does not physically change. The stronger pull makes it heavier. The mass of something can never change - weight only describes the mass of something under the pull of gravity while mass is constant no matter where.

No. Mass (e.g. grams) is a measure of matter, and is independent of gravity. Weight (e.g. pounds) is a measure of force and is directly related to gravity.

Mass is not affected by gravity. Weight is the result of the force of gravity acting on mass.

Weight is how great or small the affect of gravity is on an object, whereas mass is the amount of physical particles in an object.

The mass is basically NOT affected by gravity. The weight IS affected, and it is equal to mass x gravity.

The mass of the object is independent of the rate ot its fall or strictly speaking mass is independent of gravity. Only weight of the object depends upon the gravity.