Kg to Pounds conversion

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Kg to Pounds

A kilogram (symbol: kg) is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI). The kg is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK), a block of platinum-iridium alloy manufactured in 1889 and stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sèvres, France. It is the only SI unit that is defined by a physical object rather than a fundamental physical property that can be reproduced in laboratories.

As a base unit of SI, the kilogram is used globally in nearly all fields and applications, with the exception of countries like the United States, where the kilogram is used in many areas, at least to some extent (such as science, industry, government, and the military) but typically not in everyday applications.

The pound is a measurement of mass used in the imperial system, and is accepted on a day-to-day basis as a unit of weight (the gravitational force acting on any given object).

The pound as a unit of weight is widely used in the United States, often for measuring body weight. Many versions of the pound existed in the past in the United Kingdom (UK), and although the UK largely uses the International System of Units, pounds are still used within certain contexts, such as labelling of packaged foods (by law the metric values must also be displayed). The UK also often uses both pounds and stones when describing body weight, where a stone is comprised of 14 pounds.

How to convert Kilograms to Pounds

1 kilogram (kg) is equal to 2.20462262185 pounds (lbs).

1 kg = 2.20462262185 lb

The mass m in pounds (lb) is equal to the mass m in kilograms (kg) divided by 0.45359237:

m(lb) = m(kg) / 0.45359237

Example

Convert 5kg to pounds:

m(lb) = 5 kg / 0.45359237 = 11.023 lb

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