**Definitions:**

**Kilopound** (abbreviation: **kips**): is a unit of force, equivalent to 1000 pounds (lb) which is used in some systems of measurement including English Engineering units and the British Gravitational System. Also, it is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

**Pound** (abbreviations: **lb, or lbs, or ps**): is a unit of force used in some systems of measurement including English Engineering units and the British Gravitational System. Also, it is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

## How to Convert Kilopounds to Pounds

*Example: How many pounds are equivalent to 3.17 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 1000 pounds

3.17 kilopounds = Y pounds

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 3.17 times 1000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 3.17 * 1000 / 1 = 3170 pounds

Answer is: 3170 pounds are equivalent to 3.17 kilopounds.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into lb:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 16.12 kips

( ii ) 28.09 kips

( iii ) 99.91 kips