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Convert Kilonewton to Pound (kn to lb)

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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.

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 Kilonewton to Pounds

Example: How many pounds are equivalent to 17.66 kilonewton?


1 kilonewton = 224.809 pounds

17.66 kilonewton = Y pounds

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

Y equals 17.66 times 224.809 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 17.66 * 224.809 / 1 = 3970.12694 pounds

Answer is: 3970.12694 pounds are equivalent to 17.66 kilonewton.

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 ) 56.16 kn

( ii ) 52.45 kn

( iii ) 37.55 kn

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