**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.

**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 Pounds to Kilograms

*Example: How many kilograms are equivalent to 45.97 pounds?*

As;

1 pounds = 0.4536 kilograms

45.97 pounds = Y kilograms

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

Y equals 45.97 times 0.4536 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 45.97 * 0.4536 / 1 = 20.851992 kilograms

Answer is: 20.851992 kilograms are equivalent to 45.97 pounds.

*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 ) 27.14 lb

( ii ) 54.3 lb

( iii ) 82.28 lb