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# What is 40 pounds in kilograms?

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Forty pounds is equal to 18.1437 kilograms. There are 2.2046 pounds in a kilogram. To convert pounds to kilograms, divide the number of pounds by 2.2046.

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A kilogram is a unit of measurement for weight or mass. It is 1,000 grams. A kilogram was originally defined as the mass of 1 liter of water at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. In 1889, a platinum-iridium alloy block was manufactured to be used as the official prototype for the weight of a kilogram. The prototype is kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures located in France. Until 1799, the unit of 1,000 grams was called a grave.

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The measurement of 117 pounds can be converted to 53.07 kilograms. The formula to convert from pounds to kilograms is the quotient of the number of pounds divided by 2.2 pounds per kilogram. For 117, the appropriate formula is 117 pounds divided by 2.2 pounds per kilogram equals 53.07 kilograms.

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A mass of 57 kilograms is equivalent to approximately 125.66 pounds. It is also equivalent to 8 stones and 13.66 pounds. Kilograms measure an object's mass, whereas stones and pounds measure an object's weight.

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The amount of 98 kilograms is equal to 216 pounds. Converting from kilograms to pounds is very simple. Since 1 kilogram is equal to 2.2046 pounds, simply multiply the value in kilograms by 2.2046 to find the final answer in kilograms.