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A bathroom scale measures the force of the mutual gravitational attraction between

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Q: Do bathroom scales measure mass or force?
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When standing on bathroom scale are you measure in mass or density?

Scales either measure mass, or weight - but they are callibrated to show mass (for example, kilograms).


What do bathroom scales measure?

Bathroom scales measure your weight. Or really you should say it measures your mass. Hard to tell really! So anyways thanks for seeing my answer!xoxoSecret


How mass and weight measure?

Weight is the pull of gravity on a mass, it is measured in a gravity field using a weighing machine (bathroom scales are an example) Mass is an intrinsic property of matter, it is a measure of an object's resistance to acceleration (a change in its state of motion) when a force is applied.


Why weight don't effect the motion under gravity?

weight is a measure of the force between two masses, bathroom scales are a good example, multiply your mass in kg * 9.81 = force in newtons, if you are in freefall you are weightless


What is an instrument for measuring mass?

Scales - depending on the size of the mass maybe 'balance scales' or 'bathroom scales' or 'kitchen scales'. Mass is the proper scientific word for 'weight'


How are mass and weight measured?

Weight is the pull of gravity on a mass, it is measured in a gravity field using a weighing machine (bathroom scales are an example) Mass is an intrinsic property of matter, it is a measure of an object's resistance to acceleration (a change in its state of motion) when a force is applied.


How could you measure the force of gravity on the mass?

You could put the mass on a bathroom scale, weigh it, and then divide its weight by the acceleration of gravity.


When you stand on a bathroom scale what does it display the earth exerting on you?

Newer scales like digital and spring scales, measure the force your body exerts on the pad you're standing on, which is your weight. The scale then divides your weight by gravity to give you your mass.


A man who weights 60kg on earth weights only 10kg on moon?

The kilogram is a measure of mass, not a measure of force. His mass will remain the same (i.e. 60kg) regardless of the gravitational field he is in. But as the moon has a weaker gravitational field than the Earth the bathroom scales that stopped at 60 on the Earth will stop at 10 on the Moon.


How do kitchen scales measure?

Weight or mass.


What are spring scales used for?

To measure mass.


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