Convert Kilogram to Pound (kg to lb)

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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.

Pound (abbreviations: lb, or lbs, or ps): is a unit of force 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 Pounds

Example: How many pounds are equivalent to 17.29 kilograms?


1 kilograms = 2.20462 pounds

17.29 kilograms = Y pounds

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

Y equals 17.29 times 2.20462 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 17.29 * 2.20462 / 1 = 38.1178798 pounds

Answer is: 38.1178798 pounds are equivalent to 17.29 kilograms.

Practice Question: Convert the following units into lb:

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

( i ) 33.94 kg

( ii ) 22.72 kg

( iii ) 19.17 kg

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