**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.

**Atomic Mass Unit** (abbreviations: **amu, or u**): also known as dalton (symbol: Da), is a standard unit of mass that used on an atomic or molecular scale (atomic mass). One unified atomic mass unit is about the mass of one nucleon (either a single proton or neutron) and equivalent to 1 g/mol.

## How to Convert Kilopounds to Atomic Mass Units

*Example: How many atomic mass units are equivalent to 51.12 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 2.7324397452856E+29 atomic mass units

51.12 kilopounds = Y atomic mass units

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

Y equals 51.12 times 2.7324397452856E+29 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 51.12 * 2.7324397452856E+29 / 1 = 1.39682319779E+31 atomic mass units

Answer is: 1.39682319779E+31 atomic mass units are equivalent to 51.12 kilopounds.

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

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

( i ) 21.66 kips

( ii ) 17.73 kips

( iii ) 5.72 kips