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What is 10 kilograms converted to pounds?

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The equivalent of 10 kilograms in the imperial system is 22.046 pounds. On Earth, 2.2046 pounds is the equivalent of 1 kilogram, so to convert from kilograms to pounds, multiply the number of kilograms by 2.2046.

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A kilogram is the SI unit for mass in the metric system. It is defined as the mass of a block of platinum iridium alloy called the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK). The kilogram is the only SI unit that is defined by an object rather than a physical property. It was created in 1889 and is stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres, France.

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