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November 9, 2011 4:57 AM
I am noticeing that some people are using kilograms and some use pound so really what is the dfference between the two?
  12470749
November 9, 2011 4:59 AM
2.2 kg = 1 lb


lbs / 2.2 = kilograms
kg x 2.2 = pounds
  3208679
November 9, 2011 4:59 AM
^ or Google.

While we're at it, let's throw in stones. I like to weigh myself in stones sometimes.
Edited by Yakisoba On November 9, 2011 5:00 AM
November 9, 2011 5:00 AM
1kg = 2.2lb

In terms of actual measurements you're not better off using one over the other it's just personal preference
November 9, 2011 5:01 AM
It all depends on what system of weight you are comfortable with. In the States people tend to weigh by pounds and in most other countries it is grams.
  144174
November 9, 2011 5:01 AM
It's just different units that can be used. Some people measure in pounds which is the English system (mostly people in the states) and some measure in kilograms which is the metric system. Most people everywhere except the states uses metric.
November 9, 2011 5:01 AM
Kilograms are the metric unit of measurement for weight. One kilogram is about the same as 2.2 pounds. So a 220 lb. person would weigh 100 Kg.
November 9, 2011 5:02 AM
A kilogram comes from the European Metric measurement system and weighs 2.2lbs. Pounds are the Imperial measuring system originating in the UK and used more in the US these days. In the UK we kind of mix and match, people over about 50 mostly use the Imperial system, people under about 35 almost exclusively use metric and people of my generation (ie somewhere in between) tend to use a mix of both and often have very little idea what amount relates to what! (or is that just me?). Because we're officially part of Europe, things are supposed to be sold in metric quantities in the UK but certainly anyone middle aged or above will usually ask for things in Imperial!
Edited by vonnywaft On November 9, 2011 5:04 AM
November 9, 2011 5:02 AM
Kilograms are Metric system and Pounds are Imperial system.

Some countries prefer Metric, some prefer Imperial....some use both.

1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds
1 pound = 0.45 kilogram
  1309042
November 9, 2011 5:02 AM
QUOTE:

^ or Google.

While we're at it, let's throw in stones. I like to weigh myself in stones sometimes.


I weigh myself in stones. I convert it into pounds for my ticker, then I have to convert it into kilos for my doc, lol.
  9308159
November 9, 2011 5:02 AM
1 kilogram is 2.2 pounds. Most places outside the US use kilo's instead of pounds. Except the here in the UK - we seem to be the only place in the world that uses stones (there are 14 pounds in a stone).
November 9, 2011 5:09 AM
Just to make it more interesting, most of the US measures, though they have the same name as the old English (Imperial) measures, are actually different.

For example, 1 Imperial pint = 1.20095042 US pints.

Same with ounces and fluid ounces and gallons.

To make it worse, many Americans (and this site) refer to the American measurement system as "English," event hough it isn't really.

:-)
  1521958
November 9, 2011 5:16 AM
QUOTE:

Just to make it more interesting, most of the US measures, though they have the same name as the old English (Imperial) measures, are actually different.

For example, 1 Imperial pint = 1.20095042 US pints.

Same with ounces and fluid ounces and gallons.

To make it worse, many Americans (and this site) refer to the American measurement system as "English," event hough it isn't really.

:-)


Thanks for the confusion! laugh

Sue smile x
  3848969
November 9, 2011 5:37 AM
One is metric, one is imperial system
  5612262
November 9, 2011 5:21 PM
wow thanks every one yall are awesome
  12470749
November 10, 2011 6:21 AM
Just to outdo everyone, I'm going to start weighing myself in units of measurement that don't apply to weight. "How much do you weigh?" "1.21 gigwatts...I've lost three yards this month, but need to shed another knot or two."

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