**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.

**Kilopound** (abbreviation: **kips**): is a unit of force, equivalent to 1000 pounds (lb) which is 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 Pounds to Kilopounds

*Example: How many kilopounds are equivalent to 86.87 pounds?*

As;

1 pounds = 0.001 kilopounds

86.87 pounds = Y kilopounds

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

Y equals 86.87 times 0.001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 86.87 * 0.001 / 1 = 0.08687 kilopounds

Answer is: 0.08687 kilopounds are equivalent to 86.87 pounds.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into kips:*

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

( i ) 78.11 lb

( ii ) 4.59 lb

( iii ) 23.27 lb