# Pounds to Newtons Converter (lbf to N)

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

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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.

### 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

Pound-force and newtons are both units used to measure force. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## 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 *lb _{F}*. For example, 1 pound-force can be written as 1 lbf or 1 lb

_{F}.

Pound-force can be expressed using the formula:
1 lbf = 32.174049 lbft / s^{2}

Learn more about pound-force.

## 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 / s^{2}

Learn more about newtons.

## Pound-Force to Newton Conversion Table

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

- 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

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