Convert Pound to Kilonewton (lb to kn)

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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.

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.

How to Convert Pounds to Kilonewton

Example: How many kilonewton are equivalent to 88.79 pounds?


1 pounds = 0.0044482204893932 kilonewton

88.79 pounds = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 88.79 times 0.0044482204893932 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 88.79 * 0.0044482204893932 / 1 = 0.39495749725322 kilonewton

Answer is: 0.39495749725322 kilonewton are equivalent to 88.79 pounds.

Practice Question: Convert the following units into kn:

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

( i ) 29.83 lb

( ii ) 42.67 lb

( iii ) 8.7 lb

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