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Weight takes the force of gravity into account. But your mass does not. The moon's gravity is 1/6 of Earth's so you would weigh less on the moon.

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Q: Why is your mass is always the same but your weight may vary?
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Why does weight vary but not mass?

weight is deiffernt from mass AND WEIGHT CAN CHANGE BUT MASS STAYS THE SAME


Why your mass is always the same but your weight may vary?

Mass is what you are made up out of (the stuff inside your body) while weight is the gravitational pull of your body to the ground.


Why do scientists prefer to describe matter by its mass rather than its weight?

Because weight depends on the pull of gravity and can thus vary if gravity increases or decreases whereas mass is always the same.


Explain why your mass is always the same but your weight may vary?

Pretty good answer:The mass is always the same because mass is made up of the things inside the object.=============================Rephrasing:"Mass" is the measurement of the actual matter in you, which doesn't change."Weight" is the measurement of the gravitational forces between you and anothermass, which depends on the other mass as much as it depends on yours.


Will an object's mass change if taken to space?

No, an objects mass will remain the same no matter where it is. (Its weight will however vary)


Would the mass density of water be different on the moon than it is on earth?

mass is mass, so the mass will always stay the same. However the weight will change because there is less gravity on the moon than the earth. Mass is how much "stuff" is in an object, and it never changes, but weight is gravitational pull, so it will vary


Why is mass measured in?

Because the same amount of gas will always weigh the same while the volume will vary with pressure.


What is mass and weight?

Mass is the measure of the quantity of material contained within an object. Weight is a measure of the gravitational pull on an object. Weight will vary depending on how strong the gravitational pull is while mass remains the same.


What is weight what is Mass?

Mass is the measure of the quantity of material contained within an object. Weight is a measure of the gravitational pull on an object. Weight will vary depending on how strong the gravitational pull is while mass remains the same.


Is the mass of an elephant on the moon the same as it's weight on the moon?

Mass and weight are two different things. Mass does not change, but weight changes depending on the gravity acting on the item. An elephant has the same mass on Earth, the Moon, or when weightless in orbit. The weights in each of those location will vary greatly.


Why is gas measured in mass?

Because the same amount of gas will always weigh the same while the volume will vary with pressure.


How would the weight of an object vary if it is transported from the Earth to the Moon?

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