**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.

**Kilonewton** (abbreviation: **kN**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force where 1 kN = 1000 N. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.

## How to Convert Kilopounds to Kilonewton

*Example: How many kilonewton are equivalent to 6.42 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 4.4482204893932 kilonewton

6.42 kilopounds = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 6.42 times 4.4482204893932 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 6.42 * 4.4482204893932 / 1 = 28.557575541904 kilonewton

Answer is: 28.557575541904 kilonewton are equivalent to 6.42 kilopounds.

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

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

( i ) 2.88 kips

( ii ) 56.54 kips

( iii ) 45.03 kips