# Telmin 20 kg is how many pounds

## Conversion from pounds to kilograms

### What is weight

The colloquial term "weight" actually refers to the physical basic quantity "mass". The international unit is kg (kilogram)

### How does the conversion of different weight units work?

Weights are used to determine how heavy something is. The weight depends on the material of an object. For example, a plastic cup of the same volume is lighter than a porcelain cup. This is because porcelain has a higher density.

The kilogram is an SI unit. This means that many countries in the world have legally stipulated the kilogram as a unit of weight.

Weights are converted to make it easier to compare them. To convert weight units, you need to know how often the weight unit you are looking for is included in the existing one. That's the Conversion factor. The conversion factor is multiplied by the already known value and the conversion is done

### Examples of converting pounds to kilograms

How many kilograms are 2.5 pounds?
One pound is made up of 0.500 kilograms. So the conversion factor is 0.500.
Pounds * conversion factor = number of kilograms
2.5 pounds * 0.500 = 1.25 kg