# What are some common units of measurement for mass and how do you convert between them?

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What are some common units of measurement for mass and how do you convert between them?
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Mass is a measure of the amount of matter in an object, while weight is a measure of the force of gravity on that object. The weight of an object varies depending on its location, while its mass remains constant. Weight on Earth is affected by its distance from the center of the planet, while mass remains the same no matter where it is located.
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What is the conversion factor from grams to milligrams?
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Question: You need to help your friend convert a mass of 17 grams to kilograms and milligrams. How can you do this? Clues: • 1 kilogram is equal to 1000 grams. • 1 milligram is equal to 0.001 grams. • To convert from grams to kilograms, divide the mass by 1000. To convert from grams to milligrams, multiply the mass by 1000. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to explain the solution through a drawing. B. Write the answer as both kilograms and milligrams.
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Question: A bag of candy weighs 500 grams. How many kilograms does it weigh? Clues: • 1 gram = 0.001 kilograms • 1 kilogram = 1000 grams • 1 kilogram is heavier than 1 gram In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to draw a picture that shows how to convert 500 grams to kilograms B. Write a short explanation on how you solved the problem using metric measurements of mass