anonymous
  • anonymous
does a bathroom scale measure mass or weight?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
weight.
anonymous
  • anonymous
This is because the mass of a person does not change regardless of which planet you are on, however weight, which is defined to be the force on a mass due to gravity, does change.
anonymous
  • anonymous
If you took your scale and went to the moon, you would weigh lighter.

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IrishBoy123
  • IrishBoy123
it does both. in normal newtonian world, such as in your bathroom, there is a direct linear relationship between mass (m) and "weight" (W). as in \(W = mg\)
anonymous
  • anonymous
both, but wouldnt you have to calculate the mass by dividing the weight in kg by g=9.8? for earth at least.
anonymous
  • anonymous
a scale isnt necessarily going to measure the number of matter present in a body/object
anonymous
  • anonymous
aka the mass
anonymous
  • anonymous
you would have to calculate the mass.
anonymous
  • anonymous
@q12157 , @IrishBoy123 is saying that there is a linear relationship between the mass and weight given the gravitational acceleration constant (g). Because of this relationship, a bathroom scale is technically measuring both simultaneously, although you would have to divide by the constant to receive your mass.
thefurball
  • thefurball
But in the context of the question, the answer is probably weight
IrishBoy123
  • IrishBoy123
thanks @CShrix yet indeed..... in the context of the question they will say that weight is the correct answer and mass the wrong answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
weight because mass is characterized by the amount of space an object occupies

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