Question #16656
1 Answer
Nov 4, 2015
Answer:
Mass and weight are directly proportional to each other.
Weight increases as mass increases.
Weight decreases as mass decreases.
Explanation:
 First we define a few terms:
#m := "mass of the object"#
#g := "acceleration due to gravity"#
#F := "weight"#
now that we have defined the terms, we put them in equation form:
#mg = F#
therefore,
#m prop F#
  Alternatively, we can use Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
again we define a few terms:
#m := "mass of the object"#
#M := "mass of the other object"#
#G := "gravitational constant"#
#r := "distance between the objects"#
#F := "weight"#
then,
#(GmM)/r^2 = F#
again,
#m prop F#
