Kilograms to poundsHow many pounds in a kilogram. Kilograms to pounds conversion
Kilograms to Pounds Converter
To use this calculator, simply type the value in any box at left or at right. It accepts fractional values.
Using this converter you can get answers to questions like:
- How many pounds are in 1 kilogram?
- 1 kilogram is equal to how many pounds?
- How to convert kilograms to pounds?
- What is the kg to lb conversion factor?
- What is the formula to convert from kg to lb? among others.
Definition of kilogram
The kilogram (kg) is the SI unit of mass. It is equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram. This prototype is a platinum-iridium international prototype kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. One kg is approximately equal to 2.20462262184878 pounds.
Definition of pound
One pound, the international avoirdupois pound, is legally defined as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms.
Kilogram to pounds formula and conversion factor
To calculate a kilogram value to the corresponding value in pound, just multiply the quantity in kilogram by 2.20462262184878 (the conversion factor).
Kilogram to pounds formulaePounds = kilograms * 2.20462262184878
The factor 2.20462262184878 is the result from the division 1/0.45359237 (pound definition). So, a better formula isPounds = kilograms / 0.45359237
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