**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 69.41 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 4.4482204893932 kilonewton

69.41 kilopounds = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 69.41 times 4.4482204893932 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 69.41 * 4.4482204893932 / 1 = 308.75098416878 kilonewton

Answer is: 308.75098416878 kilonewton are equivalent to 69.41 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 ) 92.03 kips

( ii ) 22.46 kips

( iii ) 32.72 kips