**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.

**Gram** (abbreviation: **gm**): is a SI (metric) system unit of mass. Where, at the temperature of melting ice, it is the absolute weight of a volume equal to the hundredth part of a metre cube of pure water.

## How to Convert Pounds to Grams

*Example: How many grams are equivalent to 12.75 pounds?*

As;

1 pounds = 453.6 grams

12.75 pounds = Y grams

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

Y equals 12.75 times 453.6 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 12.75 * 453.6 / 1 = 5783.4 grams

Answer is: 5783.4 grams are equivalent to 12.75 pounds.

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

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

( i ) 15.26 lb

( ii ) 48.89 lb

( iii ) 70.61 lb