Are the bananas heavier or lighter
than a kilogram?
In the picture, we can see a set of
balancing scales. On one end, there’s a bunch of
bananas. And at the other end, we have a
metal weight. We can see that this is labeled one
kg. And this shows us that the unit of
measurement is a kilogram. This is a kilogram weight. So what these scales are helping us
to do is to compare the masses of these two objects. And this is why the question asks
us, are the bananas heavier or lighter than a kilogram?
What do you notice about the
position of the scales? This end of the scales is further
down, isn’t it? This shows that the kilogram weight
is heavier than the bananas. So we can say that the bananas are
lighter than the kilogram. We don’t know how heavy the bananas
are exactly. But by looking at our set of
balances, we can say that the bananas are lighter than a kilogram.