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# How many grams make a kilogram?

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There are 1,000 grams in 1 kilogram. Grams are the metric system unit of measure for mass. Kilo is the metric system prefix meaning 1,000 of the base unit.

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The metric system is the measurement standard used in engineering and most scientific disciplines. The system is based on measurements for:

• Mass — grams
• Length — meters
• Volume — liters
• Temperature — degrees Celsius

Amounts are expressed in fractions or multiples of 10 and identified by adding a standard set of prefixes to the base unit. In measuring mass, some units for fractions of a gram are:

• Nanogram = 1,000,000,000th of a gram
• Microgram = 1,000,000th of a gram
• Milligram = 1,000th of a gram
• Centigram = 100th of a gram
• Decigram = 10th of a gram

Some units for multiples of a gram are:

• Decagram = 10 grams
• Hectogram = 100 grams
• Kilogram = 1,000 grams
• Megagram = 100,000 grams
• Gigagram = 1,000,000,000 grams

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There are 1,000 grams in a kilogram. According to Hypertextbook.com, the average body weight of a typical male is roughly 70 kilograms, while 61.14 kilograms is an average weight for a typical woman.

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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.

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Since there are 1,000 grams in one kilogram, 100 grams is the equivalent of 0.1 kilogram. To convert from grams to kilograms, simply divide the number of grams by 1,000.