Because 1 kilogram equals 2.2 pounds, convert 28 kilograms to pounds by multiplying 28 by 2.2 to equal 61.6 pounds. Simple calculations can be done mentally, but more complicated conversions may require a pencil and paper or a calculator.
- Determine the conversion factor
A conversion factor is a number that changes another number to a different version or form. In this case, the conversion factor is 2.2, because 1 kilogram equals 2.2 pounds.
- Multiply the kilogram weight by 2.2
Multiply 28 kilograms by 2.2 to equal 61.6 pounds. Use a calculator, pencil and paper or mental math to obtain the product.
- Express the answer in pounds and ounces
Express the answer in pounds and ounces by multiplying the number to the right of the decimal point by 16, since there are 16 ounces in 1 pound. In this case, multiply 0.6 pounds by 16 to equal 9.6 ounces. Thus, 28 kilograms equals 61 pounds 9.6 ounces.