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The Pound is a mass measure used in the imperial system, and is accepted on a daily basis as a unit of weight. The name of the pound is an adaptation of the Latin phrase libra pondo, or a pound of weight. The pound has been used historically to measure the weight of bullets or projectiles in armament and many weapons were named from the name of the shot ammunition. The pound is officially set to equal 453.59237 grams. This equivalence has been in force since 1959 through an international agreement drawn up between the English-speaking countries. There are three different weight systems, the avoirdupois, the troy, and the apothecaries . This multitude of systems presents numerous disadvantages because of the different conversions. This is especially evident if we take into account the widespread use of the metric system, which is much simpler to use and to convert to its sub-units.

The Kilogram is the fundamental unit of mass in the International System of Units. Previously, when it was created, the kilogram was defined as being equivalent to the mass of one liter of demineralized water at a temperature of fifteen degrees Celsius. Later, this equivalence was abandoned, when it was realized, that the mass of the same amount of water varied according to its purity. Since most of the objects used by man in his day-to-day life are relatively larger than the gram, and since water does not have the same density in all his samples, a standard was required at the commercial level that could be reproduced and maintains its stability. Thus, the mass standard was defined as exactly equal to the mass of a small polished cylinder, fused in 1879 of platinum and iridium, maintained in France, a thousand times greater than the gram, the kilogram.

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Conversion Examples

pound to kg pound to kg
1 lb = 0,4536 kg 35 lb = 15,8757 kg
2 lb = 0,9072 kg 40 lb = 18,1437 kg
3 lb = 1,3608 kg 45 lb = 20,4117 kg
4 lb = 1,8144 kg 50 lb = 22,6796 kg
5 lb = 2,2680 kg 60 lb = 27,2155 kg
10 lb = 4,5359 kg 70 lb = 31,7515 kg
15 lb = 6,8039 kg 80 lb = 36,2874 kg
20 lb = 9,0718 kg 90 lb = 40,8233 kg
25 lb = 11,3398 kg 100 lb = 45,3592 kg
30 lb = 13,6078 kg 200 lb = 90,7185 kg
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