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Convert Slug to Kilopound (slug to kips)

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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.

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 Slugs to Kilopounds

Example: How many kilopounds are equivalent to 52.53 slugs?


As;

1 slugs = 0.0322 kilopounds

52.53 slugs = Y kilopounds

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

Y equals 52.53 times 0.0322 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 52.53 * 0.0322 / 1 = 1.691466 kilopounds

Answer is: 1.691466 kilopounds are equivalent to 52.53 slugs.


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 ) 97.89 slug

( ii ) 4.93 slug

( iii ) 16.76 slug



References
  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST

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