kg to lbs Converter (Kilograms to Pounds)

Enter the weight in kilograms below to get the value converted to pounds.

1 kg = 2 lb 3.273968 oz

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How to Convert Kilograms to Pounds

To convert a measurement in kilograms to a measurement in pounds, multiply the weight by the following conversion ratio: 2.204623 pounds/kilogram.

Since one kilogram is equal to 2.204623 pounds, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The weight in pounds is equal to the weight in kilograms multiplied by 2.204623.

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How Many Pounds Are in a Kilogram?

There are 2.204623 pounds in a kilogram, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 kg = 2.204623 lb

Higher Precision Formula

The formula above uses a rounded conversion ratio which results in a lower precision answer. More precisely, one pound is equal to 2.20462262185 kilograms.

So, if you need more precision, use the following formula to convert kg to lbs:

pounds = kilograms × 2.20462262185

How to Convert to a Mixed Measurement

A weight measurement in pounds that is not a whole number is usually expressed as a measurement in pounds and ounces. For example, 3.5 lbs are often expressed as 3 lbs 8 oz. Follow these steps to convert pounds in decimal form to pounds and ounces.

  • If the total measurement in pounds has a decimal, then subtract the decimal portion from the total pounds measurement to get a whole measurement in pounds.
    3.5 lbs – 0.5 lbs = 3 lbs
  • Then, multiply the subtracted decimal remainder by 16 to find the remaining weight in ounces.
    0.5 lbs × 16 = 8 oz
  • Finally, combine the whole pounds measurement and the remainder in ounces. This is the pounds and ounces measurement.
    3.5 lbs = 3 lbs 8 oz

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Kilograms and pounds are both units used to measure weight. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What is a Kilogram?

One kilogram is equal to 1,000 grams, 2.204623 pounds, or 1/1,000 of a metric ton.

The formal definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in Sèvres, France.

The 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second.[1] It is equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters, or milliliters, of water.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, “kilo” is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Learn more about kilograms.

What is a Pound?

Pounds are a widely used unit of weight in the United States. The National Bureau of Standards approved the international definition of the pound for use in the United States in 1959 after an agreement between six nations referred to as the International Yard and Pound Agreement.[2]

One pound is equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. In the avoirdupois or apothecaries’ systems, one pound is equal to 7,000 grains.[3]

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb (plural lbs), and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbm or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbm, or 1 #, and 2 pounds can be written as 2 lbs.

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Kilogram to Pound Conversion Table

Kilograms Pounds Pounds & Ounces
1 kg 2.2046 lb 2 lb 3.3 oz
2 kg 4.4092 lb 4 lb 6.5 oz
3 kg 6.6139 lb 6 lb 9.8 oz
4 kg 8.8185 lb 8 lb 13.1 oz
5 kg 11.02 lb 11 lb 0.4 oz
6 kg 13.23 lb 13 lb 3.6 oz
7 kg 15.43 lb 15 lb 6.9 oz
8 kg 17.64 lb 17 lb 10.2 oz
9 kg 19.84 lb 19 lb 13.5 oz
10 kg 22.05 lb 22 lb 0.7 oz
11 kg 24.25 lb 24 lb 4 oz
12 kg 26.46 lb 26 lb 7.3 oz
13 kg 28.66 lb 28 lb 10.6 oz
14 kg 30.86 lb 30 lb 13.8 oz
15 kg 33.07 lb 33 lb 1.1 oz
16 kg 35.27 lb 35 lb 4.4 oz
17 kg 37.48 lb 37 lb 7.7 oz
18 kg 39.68 lb 39 lb 10.9 oz
19 kg 41.89 lb 41 lb 14.2 oz
20 kg 44.09 lb 44 lb 1.5 oz
21 kg 46.3 lb 46 lb 4.8 oz
22 kg 48.5 lb 48 lb 8 oz
23 kg 50.71 lb 50 lb 11.3 oz
24 kg 52.91 lb 52 lb 14.6 oz
25 kg 55.12 lb 55 lb 1.8 oz
26 kg 57.32 lb 57 lb 5.1 oz
27 kg 59.52 lb 59 lb 8.4 oz
28 kg 61.73 lb 61 lb 11.7 oz
29 kg 63.93 lb 63 lb 14.9 oz
30 kg 66.14 lb 66 lb 2.2 oz
31 kg 68.34 lb 68 lb 5.5 oz
32 kg 70.55 lb 70 lb 8.8 oz
33 kg 72.75 lb 72 lb 12 oz
34 kg 74.96 lb 74 lb 15.3 oz
35 kg 77.16 lb 77 lb 2.6 oz
36 kg 79.37 lb 79 lb 5.9 oz
37 kg 81.57 lb 81 lb 9.1 oz
38 kg 83.78 lb 83 lb 12.4 oz
39 kg 85.98 lb 85 lb 15.7 oz
40 kg 88.18 lb 88 lb 3 oz

References

  1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf
  2. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and Pound, U.S. Department of Commerce, July 1, 1959, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/05/09/frn-59-5442-1959.pdf
  3. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight

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