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# What is mass and how is it measured?

Updated: 8/10/2023 Wiki User

11y ago

Mass is measured in grams {as its basic unit.} Mass is also measured in kilograms (kg), and milligrams (mg.) Wiki User

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15y ago

Mass is the amount of a substance in an object. It is inherent in the object and cannot be varied, unlike weight which varies with the strength of gravity   Wiki User

11y ago

Think of Mass as the amount of Matter("Stuff") in an object. Mass is measured with a "Triple Beam Balance".   Wiki User

13y ago

Mass is the quantity of matter in the material. Its weight will depend on the acceleration.   Wiki User

14y ago

The standard unit of mass in the metric system is the kilogram. The standard unit of mass in the English system is the slug.   Wiki User

9y ago

The SI unit of mass is kilogram (kg).   Anonymous

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### What is mass measured on?

Mass is measured on anything it can be measured on so it cant be

### What unit is the mass of a plane measured in?

Mass is measured in kilograms.

### How is volume measured and how is mass measured of a substance?

The mass is measured with a balance.The volume is measured with graduated cylindres, pipettes, burettes etc.

### Mass is measured with what?

Mass is measured with a Triple Beam Balance. Yes it is.

### What should mass be measured with?

mass is most often measured in kg in science

### Is the magnitude of force measured in grams or newtons?

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### How is mass measured in science?

it is measured by a vertex

### What units can be measured by mass?

Answer:Mass is measured in kilograms or grams.

### What is mass how is it measured?

Think of Mass as the amount of Matter("Stuff") in an object. Mass is measured with a "Triple Beam Balance".

### Is mass measured in joules?

No, a Joule is a unit of energy. Mass is measured in kilograms (or grams)

### Is mass and weight mesured in kg?

No. Mass is measured in kilograms. Weight is measured in Newtons.

### Mass and what it is measured in?

Mass is the amount of matter in an object and is measured in grams.