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Units of Mass. Metric System Basic unit of mass is the kilogram (kg) English System Basic unit of mass is the slug. Equivalent Units of Measurement or Calculation. Weight or Force in English units can also be expressed as ounces (oz) or tons. 1 oz = 1/16 lb 1 ton = 2000 lb

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Units of mass
Units of Mass

  • Metric System

    • Basic unit of mass is the kilogram (kg)

  • English System

    • Basic unit of mass is the slug


Equivalent units of measurement or calculation
Equivalent Units of Measurement or Calculation

Weight or Force in English units can also be expressed as ounces (oz) or tons. 1 oz = 1/16 lb 1 ton = 2000 lb

The prefix kilo can be applied to English units to indicate a multiple of 1000. EXAMPLE: 1000 lb = 1 kilopound (or KIP)


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