A triple beam balance properly measures mass; yet, it is common to use a scale that measures weight and infer the mass. The amount of matter present in a thing is measured by its mass. The measurement of how the mass is impacted by the current gravitational force is called weight.
A triple beam balance estimates mass by comparing a thing to another object of known mass. Because the gravitational force affects both the object and the reference object equally, it has no effect on the measurement. Even though the attribute being measured is weight, digital scales are commonly utilised in research due to their precision.