Convert Pounds to Kilograms

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1 lb = 0.453592 kg
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How to Convert Pounds to Kilograms

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To convert a pound measurement to a kilogram measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One pound is equal to 0.453592 kilograms, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = pounds × 0.453592

The weight in kilograms is equal to the pounds multiplied by 0.453592.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to kilograms using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 0.453592) = 2.267962 kg

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

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.

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 #.

Kilograms

One kilogram is equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar which is stored in Sèvres, France. 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.

Pound Measurements and Equivalent Kilogram Conversions

Common pound values converted to the equivalent kilogram value
Pounds Kilograms
1 lb 0.453592 kg
2 lb 0.907185 kg
3 lb 1.3608 kg
4 lb 1.8144 kg
5 lb 2.268 kg
6 lb 2.7216 kg
7 lb 3.1751 kg
8 lb 3.6287 kg
9 lb 4.0823 kg
10 lb 4.5359 kg
11 lb 4.9895 kg
12 lb 5.4431 kg
13 lb 5.8967 kg
14 lb 6.3503 kg
15 lb 6.8039 kg
16 lb 7.2575 kg
17 lb 7.7111 kg
18 lb 8.1647 kg
19 lb 8.6183 kg
20 lb 9.0718 kg
21 lb 9.5254 kg
22 lb 9.979 kg
23 lb 10.43 kg
24 lb 10.89 kg
25 lb 11.34 kg
26 lb 11.79 kg
27 lb 12.25 kg
28 lb 12.7 kg
29 lb 13.15 kg
30 lb 13.61 kg
31 lb 14.06 kg
32 lb 14.51 kg
33 lb 14.97 kg
34 lb 15.42 kg
35 lb 15.88 kg
36 lb 16.33 kg
37 lb 16.78 kg
38 lb 17.24 kg
39 lb 17.69 kg
40 lb 18.14 kg

More Pound Weight Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Tons
1 lb is equal to 0.0005 tons
Convert to Ounces
1 lb is equal to 16 ounces
SI Units
Convert to Metric Tons
1 lb is equal to 0.000454 metric tons
Convert to Grams
1 lb is equal to 453.59237 grams
Convert to Milligrams
1 lb is equal to 453,592.4 milligrams
Other Units
Convert to Long Tons
1 lb is equal to 0.000446 long tons
Convert to Carats
1 lb is equal to 2,267.96 carats