# Can your weight be different at different locations on Earth?

## Can your weight be different at different locations on Earth?

A person can weigh differently at various place on Earth because of the fluctuations in Earth’s gravity, according to a new high-resolution map. Gravity is often assumed to be the same everywhere on Earth, but it varies because the planet is not perfectly spherical or uniformly dense, researchers said.

At what location on Earth do you weigh the most?

the North Pole
So, here is your answer (probably). The gravitational force on the two humans (assuming equal mass) would be identical at both locations but the force from the scale would be greater at the North Pole. I suspect the “correct” answer to the question is that you “weigh” more at the North Pole.

Is mass different in different places?

Mass is the amount of matter in an object and does not change with location. Scientists’ measure mass using a unit called the gram (g). If an object is moved to a location of greater gravitational force, such as Jupiter, its weight will increase, but mass still remains the same.

### Are mass and weight always the same on Earth?

In most circumstances, mass and weight can be used interchangeably, since the force due to gravity can be considered constant on the surface of the Earth. Measuring the weight of an object is the easiest way to obtain the mass, since the acceleration due to gravity is already known.

How is weight affected by the location?

Thus more massive objects, of course, weigh more in the same location; the farther an object is from the Earth, the smaller is its weight. The weight of an object at the Earth’s South Pole is slightly more than its weight at the Equator because the polar radius of the Earth is slightly less than the equatorial radius.

Why the variation of weight is different from place to place?

Weight change from place to place because it is a strong function of gravity. Recall that mass is universally constant. Hence weight varies becuas gravity varies. Other reason for variation of weight across the earth’s surface are, rotation of the earth, altitude and local topography of the area.

#### Which varies at different locations on Earth’s surface mass or weight Why?

Weight is the pull of Earth on an object. It depends on the distance from the center of Earth. Unlike weight, mass does not vary with location. The mass of an object is the same on Earth, in orbit, or on the surface of the Moon.

Why value of weight is different from place to place?

Weight change from place to place because it is a strong function of gravity. Hence weight varies becuas gravity varies. Meaning that a body will not weigh the same amount every where across the earth surface.

What changes on the location in the universe mass or weight?

Mass is constant. Which changes depending on location in universe: mass or weight? Mass does not change as it moves in universe, weight does.

## Why mass does not differ While weight differs from place to place?

If you change your location with respect to gravity, mass will remain unchanged, but weight will not. For example, your body’s mass is a set value, but your weight is different on the Moon compared with on Earth. Mass is a property of matter. The mass of an object is the same everywhere.

Is weight different at different altitudes?

You would weigh very slightly more at sea level than at the top of a mountain, not enough for you to notice, but a measurable amount. By one estimate, a person who weighs 150 pounds on the surface of the earth would weigh approximately 149.92 pounds at 10,000 feet above sea level.

Which varies at different locations on Earth’s surface?

A: The variation in apparent gravitational acceleration (g) at different locations on Earth is caused by two things (as you implied). First, the Earth is not a perfect sphere—it’s slightly flattened at the poles and bulges out near the equator, so points near the equator are farther from the center of mass.

### Why do people weigh different at different places on Earth?

A person can weigh differently at various place on Earth because of the fluctuations in Earth’s gravity, according to a new high-resolution map. Gravity is often assumed to be the same everywhere on Earth, but it varies because the planet is not perfectly spherical or uniformly dense, researchers said.

How much does a person weigh at sea level?

Q & A; Altitude and Weight. By one estimate, a person who weighs 150 pounds on the surface of the earth would weigh approximately 149.92 pounds at 10,000 feet above sea level. As you get closer to the center of the earth, you would also weigh less and less, because only the mass within your radius would contribute to your effective weight.

What happens to your weight as you get closer to the center of Earth?

As you get closer to the center of the earth, you would also weigh less and less, because only the mass within your radius would contribute to your effective weight.

#### Do you weigh more at sea level or at the top of a mountain?

You would weigh very slightly more at sea level than at the top of a mountain, not enough for you to notice, but a measurable amount. Weight, which really means gravitational force, is proportional to the product of the masses of two objects acting on each other, in this case the giant earth and the minuscule you.