CATAGORY: Mechanics QUESTION: How do you convert from grams to newtons? In my case, there is 50 grams.

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Grams are units of mass. Newtons are units of force. To convert from mass to force in this context means that you want to find the weight in newtons of the 50 gram mass. First convert the grams to kilograms (1) 50gm x (1kg/1000gm) = .05 kg Now calculate the weight by multiplying by the acceleration due to gravity g = 9.8 m/s^2. (2) Weight = mass x g = .05kg x 9.8m/s^2 = .49 N ***************************************** * * * The weight of the 50 gm mass is .49 N * * * *****************************************