**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.

**Slug** (abbreviations: **ps2pf, or lb.s2/ft**): is a unit of mass in the weight-based system of measures, especially within the British Imperial measurement system and in the United States customary measures system. Systems of measure either define mass and derive weights or define a base weight and derive a mass unit. It is the mass that is accelerated by 1 ft/s2 when a force of one pound (lbf) is applied on it.

## How to Convert Kilopounds to Slugs

*Example: How many slugs are equivalent to 28.88 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 31.055900621118 slugs

28.88 kilopounds = Y slugs

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

Y equals 28.88 times 31.055900621118 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 28.88 * 31.055900621118 / 1 = 896.89440993789 slugs

Answer is: 896.89440993789 slugs are equivalent to 28.88 kilopounds.

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

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

( i ) 33.61 kips

( ii ) 98.87 kips

( iii ) 27.18 kips