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Formula for Mass: Definition & Examples

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Calculate the mass of an object which has an acceleration of 2.0 meters/second/second after being pushed by a force of 10.0 Newtons.

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1.

If I exert the same force on the following objects, which one will accelerate the most?

Object 1: 10 kg mass

Object 2: 1 kg mass

Object 3: 0.5 kg mass

2.

Rank the masses of the following from heaviest to lightest.

A. A force of 8 Newtons is applied causing an acceleration of 2 meters/second/second

B. A force of 4 Newtons is applied causing an acceleration of 0.5 meters/second/second

C. A force of 2 Newtons is applied causing an acceleration of 2 meters/second/second

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An astronaut can be weightless in space but still have a hard time slowing down, and this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you show why. The questions on these assessments will help you see how much you know about topics such as how to calculate the mass of an object and the definition of inertial mass.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • How to calculate mass
  • The relationship between acceleration and mass
  • Characteristics of mass
  • Definition of inertial mass

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as mass and inertial mass
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of mass and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve various mass related problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about what gives an object its inherent mass, review the corresponding lesson called Formula for Mass: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define mass
  • Understand the scalar nature of mass
  • Identify how mass relates to weight
  • Describe how to calculate and measure an object's mass
  • Appreciate the role of acceleration in the mass of an object
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