**Definitions:**

**Kilopound** (abbreviation: **kips**): is a unit of force, equivalent to 1000 pounds (lb) which is used in some systems of measurement including English Engineering units and the British Gravitational System. Also, it is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

**Kilonewton** (abbreviation: **kN**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force where 1 kN = 1000 N. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.

## How to Convert Kilopounds to Kilonewton

*Example: How many kilonewton are equivalent to 57.11 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 4.4482204893932 kilonewton

57.11 kilopounds = Y kilonewton

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 57.11 times 4.4482204893932 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 57.11 * 4.4482204893932 / 1 = 254.03787214925 kilonewton

Answer is: 254.03787214925 kilonewton are equivalent to 57.11 kilopounds.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into kn:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 82.09 kips

( ii ) 79.29 kips

( iii ) 10.39 kips