# Your weight is the force of (blank) acting on your body.

gravity?

## Correct! Your weight is the force of gravity acting on your body.

Gravity is a natural force that pulls objects towards each other. On Earth, we experience the force of gravity pulling us towards the center of the planet. This force is what gives us weight.

To calculate your weight, you can use the equation:

Weight = mass × acceleration due to gravity

The acceleration due to gravity on Earth is approximately 9.8 m/s². Your mass is a measure of the amount of matter in your body and can be measured using a scale. By multiplying your mass by the acceleration due to gravity, you can determine the force of gravity acting on you, which is your weight.