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 26.17 pounds?


As;

1 pounds = 0.0044482204893932 kilonewton

26.17 pounds = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 26.17 times 0.0044482204893932 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 26.17 * 0.0044482204893932 / 1 = 0.11640993020742 kilonewton

Answer is: 0.11640993020742 kilonewton are equivalent to 26.17 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 ) 5.15 lb

( ii ) 11.49 lb

( iii ) 46.88 lb



References
  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST

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