Convert Pounds to Kilograms or Vice Versa in Excel Worksheets

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated August 14, 2021

Applies to: Microsoft® Excel® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365 (Windows)

You can convert kilograms to pounds (kg to lb) or pounds to kilograms using formulas with operators or functions in Excel.

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The following are the conversion amounts:

1 pound (lb) = 0.453592 kilograms (kg)

For an approximate result, divide the value or cell value by 2.205.

1 kilogram (kg) = 2.20462 pounds (lb)

For an approximate result, multiply the value or cell value by 2.205.

Convert pounds to kilograms by dividing

To convert from pounds to kilograms (lb to kg) by dividing:

  1. Click in a cell where you want to insert the converted amount.
  2. Type =cell to convert/2.205 (for example =A2/2.205)
  3. Press Enter.

In the following example, the pound to kilogram conversion formula is entered in column B using the division operator:

Excel example to convert pounds to kilograms by dividing.

Convert kilograms to pounds by multiplying

To convert from kilograms to pounds (kg to lb) by multiplying:

  1. Click in a cell where you want to insert the converted amount.
  2. Type =cell to convert*2.205 (for example =A2*2.205)
  3. Press Enter.

In the following example, the kilogram to pound conversion formula is entered in column B using the multiplication operator:

Excel example to convert kilograms to pounds by multiplying.

Using the CONVERT function

You can also use the CONVERT function to convert measurements.

The CONVERT function uses the following syntax:

=CONVERT(cell to convert, units to convert from, units to convert to).

The units must be entered in quotation marks or double quotes (such as “kg”).

Converting pounds to kilograms using the CONVERT function

To convert pounds to kilograms (lb to kg) using the CONVERT function:

  1. Click in a cell where you want to insert the converted amount.
  2. Type =CONVERT(cell to convert,”lbm”,”kg”). For example, type =CONVERT(A2,”lbm”,”kg”).
  3. Press Enter.

In the following example, the pound to kilogram conversion formula is entered in column B using the CONVERT function:

Excel example to convert pounds to kilograms using the Convert function.

Converting kilograms to pounds using the CONVERT function

To convert kilograms to pounds (kg to lb) using the CONVERT function:

  1. Click in a cell where you want to insert the converted amount.
  2. Type =CONVERT(cell to convert,”kg”,”lbm”). For example, type =CONVERT(A2,”kg”,”lbm”).
  3. Press Enter.

In the following example, the kilogram to pound conversion formula is entered in column B using the CONVERT function:

Excel example to convert kilograms to pounds using the CONVERT function.

There are also other units you can use with the CONVERT function.

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