# Weight

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Properties

When you think of weight it is probably associated with mass. But weight is not mass. Weight is a force on an object accelerated by gravity.

• Abbreviated as WT

## formula

$$W = mg \;$$

Where:

$$W$$ = weight

$$m$$ = mass

$$g$$ = gravitational acceleration

Solve for:

$$m = \frac {W} {g}$$

$$g = \frac {W} {m}$$