# Pounds to Newtons Converter (lbf to N)

Enter the force in pounds below to get the value converted to newtons.

## Result in Newtons:

1 lbf = 4.448222 N

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## How to Convert Pound-Force to Newtons

To convert a measurement in pound-force to a measurement in newtons, multiply the force by the following conversion ratio: 4.448222 newtons/pound-force.

Since one pound-force is equal to 4.448222 newtons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

newtons = pound-force × 4.448222

The force in newtons is equal to the force in pound-force multiplied by 4.448222.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pound-force to newtons using the formula above.
newtons = (5 lbf × 4.448222) = 22.241108 N

### How Many Newtons Are in One Pound-Force?

There are 4.448222 newtons in one pound-force, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lbf = 4.448222 N

## What Is Pound-Force?

Pound-force is a unit of force equal to the force needed to move one pound of mass at a rate of 32.174049 feet per second squared.

The pound-force is a US customary and imperial unit of force. Pound-force is sometimes also referred to as a pound of force. Pound-force can be abbreviated as lbf, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbF. For example, 1 pound-force can be written as 1 lbf or 1 lbF.

Pound-force can be expressed using the formula: 1 lbf = 32.174049 lbft / s2

## What Is a Newton?

The newton is a unit to for measuring force equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.[1]

The newton is the SI derived unit for force in the metric system. Newtons can be abbreviated as N; for example, 1 newton can be written as 1 N.

Newtons can be expressed using the formula: 1 N = 1 kgm / s2

## Pound-Force to Newton Conversion Table

Table showing various pound-force measurements converted to newtons.
Pound-force Newtons
1 lbf 4.4482 N
2 lbf 8.8964 N
3 lbf 13.34 N
4 lbf 17.79 N
5 lbf 22.24 N
6 lbf 26.69 N
7 lbf 31.14 N
8 lbf 35.59 N
9 lbf 40.03 N
10 lbf 44.48 N
11 lbf 48.93 N
12 lbf 53.38 N
13 lbf 57.83 N
14 lbf 62.28 N
15 lbf 66.72 N
16 lbf 71.17 N
17 lbf 75.62 N
18 lbf 80.07 N
19 lbf 84.52 N
20 lbf 88.96 N
21 lbf 93.41 N
22 lbf 97.86 N
23 lbf 102.31 N
24 lbf 106.76 N
25 lbf 111.21 N
26 lbf 115.65 N
27 lbf 120.1 N
28 lbf 124.55 N
29 lbf 129 N
30 lbf 133.45 N
31 lbf 137.89 N
32 lbf 142.34 N
33 lbf 146.79 N
34 lbf 151.24 N
35 lbf 155.69 N
36 lbf 160.14 N
37 lbf 164.58 N
38 lbf 169.03 N
39 lbf 173.48 N
40 lbf 177.93 N

## References

1. Z. J. Jabbour and S. L. Yaniv, The Kilogram and Measurements of Mass and Force, Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/calibrations/j61jab.pdf