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.


How to Convert Pounds to Kilopounds

Example: How many kilopounds are equivalent to 76.19 pounds?


As;

1 pounds = 0.001 kilopounds

76.19 pounds = Y kilopounds

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

Y equals 76.19 times 0.001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 76.19 * 0.001 / 1 = 0.07619 kilopounds

Answer is: 0.07619 kilopounds are equivalent to 76.19 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 ) 28.42 lb

( ii ) 97.18 lb

( iii ) 63.46 lb



References
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  • USMA
  • NIST

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