**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.

**Pound** (abbreviations: **lb, or lbs, or ps**): is a unit of force 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.

## How to Convert Kilopounds to Pounds

*Example: How many pounds are equivalent to 8.3 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 1000 pounds

8.3 kilopounds = Y pounds

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

Y equals 8.3 times 1000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 8.3 * 1000 / 1 = 8300 pounds

Answer is: 8300 pounds are equivalent to 8.3 kilopounds.

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

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

( i ) 48.18 kips

( ii ) 79.53 kips

( iii ) 13.35 kips