**Definitions:**

**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.

**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.

## How to Convert Kilograms to Kilopounds

*Example: How many kilopounds are equivalent to 85.74 kilograms?*

As;

1 kilograms = 0.00220462 kilopounds

85.74 kilograms = Y kilopounds

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

Y equals 85.74 times 0.00220462 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 85.74 * 0.00220462 / 1 = 0.1890241188 kilopounds

Answer is: 0.1890241188 kilopounds are equivalent to 85.74 kilograms.

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

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

( i ) 23.91 kg

( ii ) 63.88 kg

( iii ) 17.57 kg