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Convert Kilopound to Kilonewton (kips to kn)

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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 69.94 kilopounds?


As;

1 kilopounds = 4.4482204893932 kilonewton

69.94 kilopounds = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 69.94 times 4.4482204893932 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 69.94 * 4.4482204893932 / 1 = 311.10854102816 kilonewton

Answer is: 311.10854102816 kilonewton are equivalent to 69.94 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 ) 17.81 kips

( ii ) 82.89 kips

( iii ) 59.49 kips



References
  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST

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