**Definitions:**

**Slug** (abbreviations: **ps2pf, or lb.s2/ft**): is a unit of mass in the weight-based system of measures, especially within the British Imperial measurement system and in the United States customary measures system. Systems of measure either define mass and derive weights or define a base weight and derive a mass unit. It is the mass that is accelerated by 1 ft/s2 when a force of one pound (lbf) is applied on it.

**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 Slugs to Kilograms

*Example: How many kilograms are equivalent to 0.52 slugs?*

As;

1 slugs = 14.59 kilograms

0.52 slugs = Y kilograms

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

Y equals 0.52 times 14.59 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 0.52 * 14.59 / 1 = 7.5868 kilograms

Answer is: 7.5868 kilograms are equivalent to 0.52 slugs.

*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 ) 9.03 slug

( ii ) 19.81 slug

( iii ) 9.61 slug