# How to Convert Kilograms kg to Ounces oz

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The kilogram is one of the metric system's base units, and it is the mass of one liter of fresh water. The ounce, a far older and less standard unit, has its origins in the European wool trade. An ounce is 1/16 lb. The two units belong to different systems of measurement, but they both use a linear scale, so you can freely convert between them.

• Multiply the weight in kilograms by 1,000, which is the number of grams in a kilogram. For example, if you are converting 5 kg then you would multiply five by 1,000. This is the weight in grams.

• Divide this value by 28.3495, which is the number of grams in an ounce. So you would divide 5,000 by 28.3495 to get 176.36995.

• Round your result. 176.36995 is approximately 176.4. This is the weight in ounces.

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