**Definitions:**

**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 62.59 kilonewton?*

As;

1 kilonewton = 224.809 pounds

62.59 kilonewton = Y pounds

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

Y equals 62.59 times 224.809 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 62.59 * 224.809 / 1 = 14070.79531 pounds

Answer is: 14070.79531 pounds are equivalent to 62.59 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 ) 60.49 kn

( ii ) 78.42 kn

( iii ) 27.88 kn