**Definitions:**

**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 39.72 pounds?*

As;

1 pounds = 0.0044482204893932 kilonewton

39.72 pounds = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 39.72 times 0.0044482204893932 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 39.72 * 0.0044482204893932 / 1 = 0.1766833178387 kilonewton

Answer is: 0.1766833178387 kilonewton are equivalent to 39.72 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 ) 95.17 lb

( ii ) 53.1 lb

( iii ) 43.85 lb