What does a weighing scale measure?
Considering this, what does a weighing machine measure?
Weighing machine works on the principle of measuring weight. It measures the normal reaction of the body. When a body is put over the machine body is pulled towards the center of the earth.
Beside above, does a balance measure mass or weight? 1) Mass is a measurement of the amount of matter something contains, while Weight is the measurement of the pull of gravity on an object. 2) Mass is measured by using a balance comparing a known amount of matter to an unknown amount of matter. Weight is measured on a scale.
Hereof, does weighing machine measure weight or mass for example I am 55 kg is it my weight or mass?
When you find out you “weigh” 55 kg or your “weight” is 55 kg, that is a measure of mass. In this context “weight” is a synonym for “mass” not for a particular type of force. The choice is not mass versus weight—it is mass versus force.
Do weighing machines show weight?
Actually the weighing machine displays (shows) the mass (kg), but it does something else before it displays. Yes, a normal mechanical machine also does that. It actually records the value of your weight (in newton) and converts it to the mass by dividing it by the value of 'g' of that place.