The weight of an object is defined as the force of gravity acting on the object. It may be thought of as acting at a single point called its centre of mass. Depending on the object's shape, its centre of mass can be inside or outside it.
The weight of an object and its mass are directly proportional. For a given gravitational field strength, the greater the mass of the object, the greater its weight.
This is when:
Weight can be measured using a spring-balance (newtonmeter) or a top-pan balance.
An apple has a mass of 100 g. Calculate its weight on Earth.
Calculate the weight of a 30 kg dog.