**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.

**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.

## How to Convert Slugs to Pounds

*Example: How many pounds are equivalent to 12.26 slugs?*

As;

1 slugs = 32.17 pounds

12.26 slugs = Y pounds

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

Y equals 12.26 times 32.17 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 12.26 * 32.17 / 1 = 394.4042 pounds

Answer is: 394.4042 pounds are equivalent to 12.26 slugs.

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

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

( i ) 35.99 slug

( ii ) 9.84 slug

( iii ) 2.43 slug