**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.

**Kilogram** (abbreviations: **kg, or kgm**): is a SI (metric) system unit of mass (IPK, also known as "Le Grand K" or "Big K") and equivalent to 1/1000 of one gram. Where, at the temperature of melting ice, one gram is the absolute weight of a volume equal to the hundredth part of a metre cube of pure water.

## How to Convert Kilopounds to Kilograms

*Example: How many kilograms are equivalent to 59.3 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 453.59290943564 kilograms

59.3 kilopounds = Y kilograms

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

Y equals 59.3 times 453.59290943564 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 59.3 * 453.59290943564 / 1 = 26898.059529533 kilograms

Answer is: 26898.059529533 kilograms are equivalent to 59.3 kilopounds.

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

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

( i ) 55.04 kips

( ii ) 82.91 kips

( iii ) 1.21 kips