# An object has a mass of 5.5 kilograms. What is its weight in newtons?

Mar 23, 2018

It depends totally on the value of the gravitational acceleration, $g$.
On Earth, it is around $9.8 \setminus {\text{m/s}}^{2}$.
So, an object on Earth with a mass of $5.5 \setminus \text{kg}$ would weigh $5.5 \setminus \text{kg"*9.8 \ "m/s"^2=53.9 \ "N}$.