# Converting Kilograms to Pounds

Hey guys! Welcome to this video on converting kilograms to pounds.

Converting kilograms to pounds is really very straightforward.

## How many pounds in a kilogram?

For every 1 kg, you have 2.2 lb.

## How do you convert kilograms to pounds?

So, in order to convert kilograms to pounds all we have to do is multiply our kilograms by $$\frac{2.2 \text{ lb}}{\text{kg}}$$. Now, here is something that is important to know. If you were to just multiply your kilograms by 2.2, then your units would still be in kilograms. It is very important to make the distinction between $$\text{kg} \cdot 2.2$$ and $$\text{kg} \cdot \frac{2.2 \text{ lb}}{\text{kg}}$$. In our second option, kilograms cancel out and leave us with pounds for our units, which is what we need to happen in order to convert kilograms to pounds. Now, let’s look at some examples.

### Convert kg to pounds examples

Convert the following masses to pounds: 47 kg, 9.78 kg, and 29.521 kg   If you wanted to convert pounds to kilograms then you just flip your ratio.

Let’s take a look.

### Convert pounds to kg examples

Convert the following masses to kilograms: 91 lb, 65 lb, and 73.92 lb.   Converting kilograms, or really any unit of measurement is typically very simple as long as you know the ratio. So, remember, for every 1 kg you have 2.2 lb. I hope that this video has been helpful to you.

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## Practice Questions

Question #1:

Convert 39 kilograms to pounds.

17.7 lb

21.4 lb

85.8 lb

93.2 lb

The correct answer is 85.8 lb. There are approximately 2.2 lb in 1 kg. Use this conversion to set up conversion fractions and solve. To set up conversion fractions, multiply what you know by the conversion factor, making sure that terms with the same units are on opposite sides of the fraction bar so they will cancel out and leave you with the new units. In this case, you are given kilograms and are wanting to find pounds, so multiply by the conversion factor of pounds over kilograms so the kilograms will cancel out and you will be left with pounds, like so:
$$\frac{39\text{ kg}}{1}\times\frac{2.2\text{ lb}}{1\text{ kg}}=85.8\text{ lb}$$

Question #2:

Convert 83.5 pounds to kilograms.

182.6 kg

48.83 kg

176.2 kg

37.95 kg

The correct answer is 37.95 kg. One kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds. Use this conversion to set up conversion fractions and solve. To set up conversion fractions, multiply what you know by the conversion factor, making sure that terms with the same units are on opposite sides of the fraction bar so they will cancel out and leave you with the new units. In this case, you are given pounds and are wanting to find kilograms, so multiply by the conversion factor of kilograms over pounds so the pounds will cancel out and you will be left with kilograms, like so:
$$\frac{83.5\text{ lb}}{1}\times\frac{1\text{ kg}}{2.2\text{ lb}}=37.95\text{ lb}$$

Question #3:

Convert 11.5 kilograms to pounds.

25.3 lb

7.9 lb

27.6 lb

5.2 lb

The correct answer is 25.3 lb. There are approximately 2.2 lb in 1 kg. Use this conversion to set up conversion fractions and solve. To set up conversion fractions, multiply what you know by the conversion factor, making sure that terms with the same units are on opposite sides of the fraction bar so they will cancel out and leave you with the new units. In this case, you are given kilograms and are wanting to find pounds, so multiply by the conversion factor of pounds over kilograms so the kilograms will cancel out and you will be left with pounds, like so:
$$\frac{11.5\text{ kg}}{1}\times\frac{2.2\text{ lb}}{1\text{ kg}}=25.3\text{ lb}$$

Question #4:

Sarah weighs 112 pounds. How much does she weigh in kilograms?

47.6 kg

50.9 kg

213.1 kg

246.4 kg

The correct answer is 50.9 kg. This question is asking you to convert pounds to kilograms. One kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds, so use this conversion factor to set up fractions and solve. To set up conversion fractions, multiply what you know by the conversion factor, making sure that terms with the same units are on opposite sides of the fraction bar so they will cancel out and leave you with the new units. In this case, you are given pounds and are wanting to find kilograms, so multiply by the conversion factor of kilograms over pounds so the pounds will cancel out and you will be left with kilograms, like so:
$$\frac{112\text{ lb}}{1}\times\frac{1\text{ kg}}{2.2\text{ lb}}=50.9\text{ kg}$$

Question #5:

John buys 7 kilograms of apples at the grocery store. How many pounds of apples did he buy?

3.2 lb

4.7 lb

15.4 lb

16.21 lb

$$\frac{7\text{ kg}}{1}\times\frac{2.2\text{ lb}}{1\text{ kg}}=15.4\text{ lb}$$