# Convert Pound to Kilopound (lb to kips)

In next fields, kindly type your value in the text box under title [ From: ] to convert from pound to kilopound (lb to kips). As you type your value, the answer will be automatically calculated and displayed in the text box under title [ To: ].

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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.

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.

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## How to Convert Pounds to Kilopounds

### Example: How many kilopounds are equivalent to 86.17 pounds?

As;

1 pounds = 0.001 kilopounds

86.17 pounds = Y kilopounds

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

Y equals 86.17 times 0.001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 86.17 * 0.001 / 1 = 0.08617 kilopounds

Answer is: 0.08617 kilopounds are equivalent to 86.17 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 ) 33.65 lb

( ii ) 32.45 lb

( iii ) 27.3 lb

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