Kilograms to Pounds

Kilograms to Pounds Conversion

Pounds: lb

Kilograms to Pounds

It is a conversion calculator that is used to convert the mass in kilograms (kg) to mass in pounds (lbs). It has a single text field, two active controls, and the result panel. The first step when using this calculator is to enter the value in kilograms in the blank text field. Click the ‘Convert' button to execute the conversion from kilograms to pounds. The results will be displayed below the controls in pounds.

This calculator also displays the results in Pounds + Ounces and indicates the method used in the conversion. The "Reset" button is used to enhance the efficiency of the calculator the fact that it can only perform one conversion at a time.  It adjusts the calculator by erasing the data of the previous calculations to give a new space for other conversions.


Convert 8 kilograms to pounds


First, enter the value in kilograms (8) in the blank text field. Initiate the conversion by clicking the ‘Convert' button. The result will be displayed below the two controls as;

Pounds: 17.636980975 pounds (lbs)

Pounds + Ounces: 17 lb 10.19 Oz.


= 8 kg / 0.45359237

= 17.636980975 lb

How to convert kilograms to pounds

This calculator is programmed with a formula for executing the conversions from kilograms to pounds.

1 Kg = 2.20462262185 lb

This implies that one kilogram is equivalent to 2.20462262185 pounds

The mass in pounds is calculated by dividing the mass in kilograms by 0.45359237. It can be expressed as;

M (lb) = M (Kg) / 0.45359237

Using the example above;

Convert 8 kilograms to pounds

The calculation will be;

M (lb) = 8 Kg / 0.45359237

= 17.636980975 lb

How many pounds in a kilogram?

The conversion factor of kilograms to pounds is 2.20462262. The conversion factor for kilograms to troy pounds is given by 2.67922888. We multiply the value in kilogram by the conversion factor to determine the number of pounds in a kilogram.

1 Kilogram = 2.20462262 pounds

This implies that there are 2.20462262 pounds in one kilogram. A kilogram is considered to be the base mass unit in the metric system and is defined as the mass one liter of water. There are 1000 grams, 35.274 ounces or 2.20462262 pounds in a kilogram.

A pound is a mass unit in the US customary and imperial measurement systems. A pound is made up of 16 ounces and the international avoirdupois pound is exactly 0.45359237 Kilograms. It is abbreviated as "lb".