Enter any mass value and the acceleration due to gravity. The calculator will convert your mass to weight in your units of choice.

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## Mass to Weight Formula

The following equation is used to convert a mass unit to a weight unit.

W = M*A

- Where W is the weight (N)
- M is the mass (kg)
- A is the acceleration (m/s^2)

If you have some understanding of physics, you might notice that this looks similar to an equation you’ve seen. That equation is F=ma or force equals mass times acceleration. The reason that looks familiar is that they actually are one and the same.

## Mass to Weight Definition

Weight is actually a measure of force, it’s just described as a weight to differentiate it from other forces.

## Mass to Weight Example

how to convert mass to weight

**First, determine the mass of the object**Through calculations determine the actual mass of the object.

**Next, determine the acceleration**Calculate or measure the acceleration on the object due to gravity. On earth, this is 9.81 m/s^2.

**Calculate the weight**Calculate the weight, also known as force, acting on the object due to gravity.

## FAQ

**What is weight?**

Weight is the force acting on an object due to its mass and the force of gravity of a larger object.