**A mass of 20 kilograms is the equivalent of 44.09 pounds.** One kilogram is the base unit of mass used in the International System of Units, whereas pounds are a measurement of mass used in the imperial system.

To convert a mass in kilograms to pounds one must multiply the number of kilograms by a conversion factor of 2.2046, since 1 kilogram is equal to 2.2046 pounds.

The standard abbreviation used for the kilogram is "kg" and the standard abbreviation used for pounds is "lb." Many countries around the world still regularly use the imperial system of measurements, including the United States and the United Kingdom.