Converting 215 pounds to kilograms involves finding the conversion factor of 0.45 kg per pound and using this to create the appropriate equation: (215 pounds)(0.45 kilograms/pound) = x kilograms. Solve this equation to prove that 215 pounds equals 96.75 kilograms.Continue Reading
Find the number of kilograms (kg) that is equal to 1 pound, also called the conversion factor. Divide 1 kg by its equivalent of 2.2 pounds to find that 1 pound equals roughly 0.45 kg. The conversion factor is therefore 0.45 kg per pound.
Use the conversion factor to create an equation that will give you the number of kilograms in 215 pounds. This equation is: (215 pounds) multiplied by (0.45 kilogram per pound) = x kilograms.
To solve your equation, multiply 215 pounds by 0.45 kg per pound. The answer is 96.75 kg. Therefore, 215 pounds is equal to 96.75 kg.