**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 49.64 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 1000 pounds

49.64 kilopounds = Y pounds

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

Y equals 49.64 times 1000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 49.64 * 1000 / 1 = 49640 pounds

Answer is: 49640 pounds are equivalent to 49.64 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 ) 4.4 kips

( ii ) 72.15 kips

( iii ) 45.27 kips