Kilograms to Pounds & Ounces Conversion

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1 kg = 2.204623 lb
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How to Convert Kilograms to Pounds

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To convert a kilogram measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One kilogram is equal to 2.204623 pounds, so use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = kilograms × 2.204623

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms to pounds using the formula above.
5 kg = (5 × 2.204623) = 11.023113 lb

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

Kilograms

The definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. Previously, one kilogram was 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 roughly equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters 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 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg, for example 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Pounds

One pound is defined as a unit of mass/weight equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. One pound is equal to 7,000 grains in the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems.[2]

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, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbs, lbm, or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbs, 1 lbm, or 1 #.

Kilogram to Pound Conversion Table

Kilogram measurements converted to pounds and pounds & ounces values
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/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight