**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.

**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 51.11 kilograms?*

As;

1 kilograms = 2.20462 pounds

51.11 kilograms = Y pounds

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

Y equals 51.11 times 2.20462 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 51.11 * 2.20462 / 1 = 112.6781282 pounds

Answer is: 112.6781282 pounds are equivalent to 51.11 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 ) 96.96 kg

( ii ) 45.78 kg

( iii ) 43.13 kg