# Kilograms (kg) to Pounds (Lbs) Calculation

The pound or pound-mass is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement. The kilogram, also known as the kilo, is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units and is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype Kilogram (IPK), which is almost exactly equal to the mass of one liter of water. 1 Kilogram is equal to 2.20462262 pounds (Lbs). The abbreviation used for kilogram is ‘kg’ and for pound is ‘lb’.

Kilograms (kg) - Pounds (Lbs) Calculation

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Formula

Pounds = kg x 2.2 and
Kg = pounds/2.2

There is a qualitative as well as a quantitative difference between kilograms and pounds. Kilograms denote mass, but pounds denote weight, the force a mass exerts against a barrier in the presence of an acceleration field acting perpendicular to the barrier.

Example:
Calculate and convert the given value of kilogram into pounds.
KG into Pound = 44 Kilograms

Solution:
Apply Formula:
Pounds = kg x 2.2
Pounds = 44*2.2
Pounds = 96.8 pounds