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# Which weights more: a pound or a kilogram?

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A kilogram weighs more than a pound. Because they are both units of weight, both kilograms and pounds can be compared directly, and there are 2.2 pounds in 1 kilogram.

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To convert a number of kilograms to pounds, multiply the number of kilograms by 2.20. Similarly, to convert a number of pounds to kilograms, divide the number of pounds by 2.20 or instead multiply it by 0.454. Kilograms are a common metric unit used to measure weight that consist of 1,000 grams. Pounds are a common imperial unit for measuring weight, used often in the United States, and consists of 16 ounces.

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