# Weight : Definition, Formula and Examples

Published on 09-Oct-2022

## Weight

Weight is basically the force that an object experiences due to gravitational acceleration. Weight has a symbol, "W." weight is the amount of the gravitational force that acts on an object.

Weight is a quantity that can be calculated using a formula, weight = mass x acceleration due to gravity. The short form of the formula is w = mg. weight is considered a vector quantity as it has a magnitude along with the direction. The demand is towards the center of gravity. The unit that we use for weight is Newton (N). Weight has different values in different places, depending on the planet's gravitational pull. In space, the weight of an object becomes zero as there is no gravity acting on the object. Weight can be measured using a spring balance.

Calculate the pen's weight, which has a mass of 0.2 kg. You can take g as 10 meters per second squared.

- Putting it into the equation, w = 0.2 x 10 = 2N

Calculate the weight of the glass, which has a mass of 0.5 kg. You can take g as 10 meters per second squared.

- Putting it into the equation, w = 0.5 x 10 = 5N

Calculate the weight of the lamp, which has a mass of 3 kg. You can take g as 10 meters per second squared.

- Putting it into the equation, w = 3 x 10 = 30N

Calculate the tire's weight, which has a mass of 6 kg. You can take g as 10 meters per second squared.

- Putting it into the equation, w = 6 x 10 = 60N

Calculate the weight of the cycle, which has a mass of 3 kg. You can take g as 10 meters per second squared.

- Putting it into the equation, w = 3 x 10 = 30N

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