The scientific, international standard SI unit for measuring weight is the "Newton." In everyday use, the unit for mass, the pound (lb) or kilogram (kg), is used instead.
Continue ReadingWeight is defined as the force on an object due to gravity, while mass is the property of a body to resist acceleration by a force. In normal use, we tend to use the units for mass to express weight. The international standard SI unit for mass is based on grams (g). One kilogram is 1,000 grams. One ton is 1,000 kilograms. In the United States, people often use the pound as well. One pound is about 0.45 kilograms.
Learn more about MeasurementsMass and weight are related in that mass is an important factor in calculating weight, but they are not alike. Mass is the amount of material present in any object, while weight is the measurement of the force with which gravity acts upon the object.
Full Answer >The newest standard weight chart in use was constructed by analyzing studies and new standards based on data collected by the World Health Organization for infants from birth up to the age of 2 and the Centers for Disease Control for children between the age of 2 and 20. It introduces new body-mass index or BMI charts and establishes a formula for determining BMI, as of 2016.
Full Answer >The scientific definition of "weight" is the amount of force the acceleration of gravity exerts on an object. The formula for finding the weight of an object is mass multiplied by the acceleration of gravity.
Full Answer >The weight of a gallon of milk is 8.6 pounds. The average cow produces 6.5 gallons or 55.9 pounds of milk each day. There are about 350 squirts of milk in 1 gallon.
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