**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.

**Kilonewton** (abbreviation: **kN**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force where 1 kN = 1000 N. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.

## How to Convert Slugs to Kilonewton

*Example: How many kilonewton are equivalent to 17.5 slugs?*

As;

1 slugs = 0.14323269975846 kilonewton

17.5 slugs = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 17.5 times 0.14323269975846 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 17.5 * 0.14323269975846 / 1 = 2.5065722457731 kilonewton

Answer is: 2.5065722457731 kilonewton are equivalent to 17.5 slugs.

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

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

( i ) 71.19 slug

( ii ) 60.79 slug

( iii ) 99.1 slug