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# How many pounds are in 1 kilogram?

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**A kilogram is approximately 2.20 pounds.** The kilogram is the base unit the metric system uses for mass. Beginning in July 1959, the internationally accepted standard for the avoirdupois pound became exactly 0.45359237 kg.

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The metric system developers originally defined the kilogram as the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters of water, but found that standard too difficult to match due to the variations in the density of water with temperature changes. In the late 1800s, scientists created a platinum alloy cylinder equivalent to the kilogram mass. This cylinder soon became the standard for the kilogram. A second cylinder of identical materials and size replaced the first cylinder in 1889, becoming the new standard for the kilogram. As of 2014, this second cylinder remains the standard for the kilogram.

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## How do you convert 68 kilograms to pounds?

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Full Answer >**To convert from kilograms to pounds, multiply the number of kilograms by 2.2046 because 1 kilogram is the equivalent of 2.2046 pounds.**The equivalent of 68 kilograms is approximately 149.91 pounds.Filed Under: -
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## How do you convert 62 kilograms to pounds?

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Full Answer >**One kilogram is roughly equivalent to 2.2 pounds, so multiplying 62 by 2.2 is 136.4.**The result will slightly vary depending on the number of decimal places in the pound multiplier. For example, a kilogram may also be multiplied to 2.204622, which is its pound equivalent up to the sixth decimal resulting in 136.6866 rounded off to the fourth decimal.Filed Under: -
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## How do you convert 89 kilograms to pounds?

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Full Answer >**Kilograms can be converted to pounds by multiplying the number of kilograms by 2.2 because there are approximately 2.2 pounds in 1 kilogram.**Putting 89 into this formula results in the equation 89 x 2.2 = 196.21.Filed Under: -
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## How do you convert 178 pounds to kilograms?

A:Because 1 kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds, converting 178 pounds to kilograms requires dividing 178 pounds by 2.2 pounds per kilogram. The equivalent of 178 pounds is approximately 80.9 kilograms.

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