F = mg

This is just a reinforcement that:

# REMEMBER THAT THESE TWO ARE DIFFERENT!

Other than that, you can use the equation:

(1)
$$F = mg$$

To figure out the weight of masses on other planets or places with a different gravitational acceleration.

e.g.

• Say you're a lardass and you weigh like $200 kg$s.
• On Earth, you'd have a weight of:
• $W = mg$
• $W = 200 \times 9.8$
• $W = 1960 N$
• On the Moon, you'd have a weight of:
• $W = mg$
• $W = 200 \times 1.6$
• $W = 320 N$
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