Once you know the metric equivalent, unit conversion problems can be solved in one to two minutes using a calculator or by hand with pencil and paper.
- Write the known information
Organize the problem by multiplying the given information by the conversion factor. There are 2.2046 pounds for every one kilogram. It should look like this: 90 kilograms x 2.2046 pounds/1 kilogram.
- Cancel the kilograms
Eliminate kilograms from the problem to ensure only pounds are left in the final answer. It should look like this: 90 x 2.2046 pounds/1.
- Do the math
Multiply 90 x 2.2046 pounds to find the solution. Be sure to include the unit, pounds, with the answer.