Convert Kilograms to Pounds

Convert Kilograms to Pounds
Kilograms can be converted to pounds using simple and quick calculations. You can either use a calculator for speedy results or do the calculations manually.

Introduction
Kilogram is the SI base unit of mass. Its symbol is kg. Kilogram is 1000 g or it has one thousand grams.

Pound is also the unit of mass. It is abbreviated as lb. Pound has different values in different systems. US customary system uses pound as the common unit of mass. Following are various pound variants:

Pound variant Mass in kilograms
International avoirdupois pound = 0.45359237 kg
International troy pound = 0.373241721 kg

International avoirdupois pound is the most commonly used pound unit, especially in United States.

How to convert kilograms to pounds?

Calculation using a calculator
Calculator makes calculations quicker and easier than doing them by hand. You need not do any extensive multiplications or divisions. Conversion from kilograms to pounds is very simple and fast. You need to follow few simple steps and get your answers. You just have to keep in mind the following equation:

1 kilogram = 2.20462262 pounds.

Take a calculator. Multiply the value in kilograms with 2.20462262. The result is the value in pounds. For example if you wish to convert 50 kilograms into pounds, multiply 50 with 2.20462262 and your result in pounds is 110.231131, which rounded to three decimal places is 110.231 pounds. So 50 kilograms = 110.231 pounds.

Calculation by hand
Use a pen and a paper to convert kilograms to pounds manually. Multiply the value in kilograms with 2.20462262 to get the value in pounds.
Below is the table for a quick reference for doing manual calculations.

Kilograms Pounds
1 2.205
2 4.41
3 6.615
4 8.82
5 11.025
6 13.23
7 15.435
8 17.64
9 19.845
10 22.05
11 24.255
12 26.46
13 28.665
14 30.87
15 33.075
16 35.28
17 37.485
18 39.69
19 41.895
20 44.1
21 46.305
22 48.51
23 50.715
24 52.92
25 55.125
26 57.33
27 59.535
28 61.74
29 63.945
30 66.15
31 68.355
32 70.56
33 72.765
34 74.97
35 77.175
36 79.38
37 81.585
38 83.79
39 85.995
40 88.2
41 90.405
42 92.61
43 94.815
44 97.02
45 99.225
46 101.43
47 103.635
48 105.84
49 108.045
50 110.25

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