**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.

**Slug** (abbreviations: **ps2pf, or lb.s2/ft**): is a unit of mass in the weight-based system of measures, especially within the British Imperial measurement system and in the United States customary measures system. Systems of measure either define mass and derive weights or define a base weight and derive a mass unit. It is the mass that is accelerated by 1 ft/s2 when a force of one pound (lbf) is applied on it.

## How to Convert Kilograms to Slugs

*Example: How many slugs are equivalent to 4.5 kilograms?*

As;

1 kilograms = 0.06852 slugs

4.5 kilograms = Y slugs

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

Y equals 4.5 times 0.06852 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 4.5 * 0.06852 / 1 = 0.30834 slugs

Answer is: 0.30834 slugs are equivalent to 4.5 kilograms.

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

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

( i ) 12.3 kg

( ii ) 63.57 kg

( iii ) 88.78 kg