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# Why is the si unit of weight the newton?

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## Answer

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###### 05/23/2008

* The kilogram or kilogramme (symbol: kg) is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (known also by its French-language initials "SI"). * The newton (symbol: N) is the SI derived unit of force.

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