Converting 1200 grams to pounds is done by using the conversion fact 1000 grams (or 1 kilogram) equals approximately 2.2 pounds. As 1200 grams equals 1.2 kilograms, the conversion requires multiplying 1.2 kilograms by 2.2 pounds per kilogram for a total of 2.65 pounds.
Grams and kilograms are units of mass in the International System of Units, also known as the metric system. This system is used in the scientific community and in most industrialized nations in the world. The pound is a unit of mass in the system of measurements that uses U.S. Customary units, a system used primarily in the United States.