**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.

**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 Kilonewton to Slugs

*Example: How many slugs are equivalent to 7.26 kilonewton?*

As;

1 kilonewton = 6.9816459627329 slugs

7.26 kilonewton = Y slugs

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

Y equals 7.26 times 6.9816459627329 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 7.26 * 6.9816459627329 / 1 = 50.686749689441 slugs

Answer is: 50.686749689441 slugs are equivalent to 7.26 kilonewton.

*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 ) 20.24 kn

( ii ) 68.94 kn

( iii ) 19.58 kn