**Definitions:**

**Newton** (abbreviation: **N**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion. One newton is the force needed to accelerate one kilogram of mass at the rate of one metre per second squared in direction of the applied force.

**Kilogram** (abbreviations: **kg, or kgm**): is a SI (metric) system unit of mass (IPK, also known as "Le Grand K" or "Big K") and equivalent to 1/1000 of one gram. Where, at the temperature of melting ice, one gram is the absolute weight of a volume equal to the hundredth part of a metre cube of pure water.

## How to Convert Newtons to Kilograms

*Example: How many kilograms are equivalent to 17.45 newtons?*

As;

1 newtons = 0.10197162129779 kilograms

17.45 newtons = Y kilograms

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

Y equals 17.45 times 0.10197162129779 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 17.45 * 0.10197162129779 / 1 = 1.7794047916464 kilograms

Answer is: 1.7794047916464 kilograms are equivalent to 17.45 newtons.

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

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

( i ) 2.86 n

( ii ) 51.17 n

( iii ) 26.17 n