Convert Kilograms to Pounds 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 kg to lbs (kilograms to pounds) 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 kg to lbs (kilograms to pounds) by multiplying

To convert from kg to lbs (kilograms to pounds) 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 kg to lbs (kilograms to pounds) conversion formula is entered in column B using the multiplication operator:

Excel example to convert kg to lbs (kilograms to pounds) by multiplying.

Convert lbs to kg (pounds to kilograms) by dividing

To convert from lbs to kg (pounds to kilograms) 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 lbs to kg (pounds to kilograms) conversion formula is entered in column B using the division operator:

Excel example to convert lbs to kg (pounds to kilograms) by dividing.

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 kg to lbs (kilograms to pounds) using the CONVERT function

To convert kg to lbs (kilograms to pounds) 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 kg to lbs (kilograms to pounds) conversion formula is entered in column B using the CONVERT function:

Excel example to convert kg to lbs (kilograms to pounds) using the CONVERT function.

Converting lbs to kg (pounds to kilograms) using the CONVERT function

To convert lbs to kg (pounds to kilograms) 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 lbs to kg (pounds to kilograms) conversion formula is entered in column B using the CONVERT function:

Excel example to convert lbs to kg (pounds to kilograms) using the Convert function.

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

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