Convert Pounds to Kilograms

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

Introduction
Pound is 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.

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

How to convert pounds to kilograms?

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 pounds to kilograms 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 pound = 0.45359237 kilograms.

Take a calculator. Multiply the value in pounds with 0.45359237. The result is the value in kilograms. For example if you wish to convert 50 pounds to kilograms, multiply 50 with 0.45359237 and your result in kilograms is 22.7. So 50 pounds = 22.7 kilograms.

Calculation by hand
Use a pen and a paper to convert pounds to kilograms manually. Multiply the value in pounds with 0.45359237 to get the value in kilograms.
Below is the table for a quick reference for doing manual calculations.

Pounds Kilogram
1 0.454
2 0.908
3 1.362
4 1.816
5 2.27
6 2.724
7 3.178
8 3.632
9 4.086
10 4.54
11 4.994
12 5.448
13 5.902
14 6.356
15 6.81
16 7.264
17 7.718
18 8.172
19 8.626
20 9.08
21 9.534
22 9.988
23 10.442
24 10.896
25 11.35
26 11.804
27 12.258
28 12.712
29 13.166
30 13.62
31 14.074
32 14.528
33 14.982
34 15.436
35 15.89
36 16.344
37 16.798
38 17.252
39 17.706
40 18.16
41 18.614
42 19.068
43 19.522
44 19.976
45 20.43
46 20.884
47 21.338
48 21.792
49 22.246
50 22.7

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