Kg to Lbs

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Here we have all about the kilograms to pound conversion, including a converter.

Read on to learn everything about kilos to pounds.



In turn, the pound is an imperial unit and United States customary unit.

This pound-mass is a also referred to as avoirdupois pound.

The unit symbol for kilogram is kg, whereas the mass pound is usually abbreviated as lb (derived from the Roman libra), lbm or lbm.

How to Convert Kg to Lbs?

Since 1959, the international avoirdupois pound is legally defined as 0.45359237 kg, that is 16 ounces.

Therefore, to convert the units you have to divide the mass in pounds by 0.45359237.

The formula is: [lb] = [kg] / 0.45359237

For example, to convert 2 kilograms to pounds divide 2 by 0.45359237 to obtain ~ 4.41 lbs.

Weight Conversion Kg to Lbs

Although an object’s mass is often calculated by measuring its weight, the weight conversion kg to lbs is, strictly speaking, a mass conversion.

The weight of an object is usually understood as the gravitational force on the object, whereas the mass is a property of a physical object; generally measured as the object’s resistance to changing its state of motion if a force is applied.

In daily use, it doesn’t make much of a difference if you say weight conversion kg to lb or mass kg to lb conversion.

Kg to pound usually refers to changing units of measurement.

How many Pounds in a Kilogram?

Different definitions of (mass) pound have been used in the course of history, but these days one avoirdupois pound is defined as 0.45359237 kilograms.

Thus, the answer to the questions how many lb in a kg and how many pounds in a kilogram is exactly 1 / 0.45359237 kg.

1 kg ~ 2.20 lb ⇔ 1 kg ~ 2.20 lbm ⇔ 1 kg ~ 2.20 lbm

Spelled out, one kilogram is approximately equal to two point two pounds.

As an estimate you can think of a kilogram as being equal to 2.2 international avoirdupois pounds.

Frequent conversions include, for example:

If you like to know how to change kg to pounds for Troy, Tower, London, Merchant, Byzantine and Metric pounds then check out the formulas below and/or see the referenced Wiki article.

  • London pounds = [kg] / 0.466552152
  • Merchants’ pounds = [kg] / 0.4373926425
  • Metric pounds = [kg] * 2
  • Tower pounds = [kg] / 0.349914114
  • Troy pounds = [kg] / 0.3732417216

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