**Definitions:**

**Newton** (abbreviation: **N**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion. One newton is the force needed to accelerate one kilogram of mass at the rate of one metre per second squared in direction of the applied force.

**Pound** (abbreviations: **lb, or lbs, or ps**): is a unit of force used in some systems of measurement including English Engineering units and the British Gravitational System. Also, it is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

## How to Convert Newtons to Pounds

*Example: How many pounds are equivalent to 39.53 newtons?*

As;

1 newtons = 0.224809 pounds

39.53 newtons = Y pounds

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 39.53 times 0.224809 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 39.53 * 0.224809 / 1 = 8.88669977 pounds

Answer is: 8.88669977 pounds are equivalent to 39.53 newtons.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into lb:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 84.49 n

( ii ) 40.38 n

( iii ) 36.4 n