How to Transfer Lbs. to Kilograms

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"Pounds" is a unit of measurement used in the United States, while "kilograms" is used in the rest of the world. Transfer a number from pounds to kilograms with help from a mathematics educator in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Jimmy Chang and we're here to talk about how to transfer pounds to kilograms. Now, we've all used pounds on a pretty regular basis, but when it comes to, in terms of kilograms, kilograms is more of the metric, measurement for weight, and actually a pound is actually less than a kilogram, so if someone weighs a, you know, a certain number of kilograms, they actually weigh a lot more than what you might think. So, let's talk about the relationship between the two, and there's going to be some approximation going on, because one pound is very close, approximately, 0.(point)45, kilograms. So it's pretty safe to say that one pound, is not even a half a kilogram. So when it comes to transferring from pounds to kilograms, you really gotta keep that in mind. So, let's just say you have, you want to convert a 150 pounds, to kilograms. You're starting off with 150 pounds. And since kilograms is what you want to end up with, and pounds is where you're converting from, just put every, all the numbers where they belong. 1 pound, you have the 1 with the pounds, 0.(point)45 approximately, where the kilograms is, and then you would literally multiply. The pounds would cancel though first, and so, whatever 150 times 0.(point)45 is going to be, is going to be your final kilogram measurement. Now, it'll be something a little less than 75, but basically the idea is, as long as you know that 1 pound is approximately 0.(point)45 kilograms, you'll never go wrong. So, I'm Jimmy Chang and that's how you transfer pounds to kilograms.

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