What is the definition of a balance scale?

Answer A balance scale measures the weight of objects. There are two separate pans supported by a central base, and both objects are compared in weight to one another. The lightest item are suspended in t... Read More »

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What is a balance scale used for?

A balance scale is a weight or mass measurement tool that is useful in multiple practices including banking, mail delivery and science. Its main function is to help determine value and costs of go... Read More »

What does a balance scale measure?

A balance scale measures the weight of an object. It does this using a beam and a pan on either side. Some people use it to measure food. Ingredients are put in one pan and weights in the other to ... Read More »

What is a double-pan balance scale?

A double-pan balance scale is used for comparing the weight of two objects. This type of scale is well known from its association with Lady Justice (the Roman goddess of justice), who carries a swo... Read More »

When was the first balance scale invented?

The use of balance scales can be traced to Mesopotamia as early as 4000 B.C. though the exact date of their invention is unknown. Historians believe the early balance scales were derived from ox yo... Read More »