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What is the meaning of lbs in weight

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Asked by Sharad Kumar, 23 Aug '12 12:43 pm
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The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, lbm, [1]) is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement. A number of different definitions have been used, the most common today being the international avoirdupois pound which is legally defined as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms.
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 23 Aug '12 12:46 pm

 
  
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Lbs - The origin is in the Latin word libra, which could mean both balance scales (hence the symbol for the astrological sign Libra, which was named after a constellation that was thought to resemble scales) and also a pound weight, for which the full expression was libra pondo, the second word being the origin of our pound.
The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States: #) is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement. A number of different definitions have been used, the most common today being the international avoirdupois pound of exactly 0.45359237 kilogram.
1 pound = 0.45359237 kilogram
1] So if you want to convert lbs (pounds) to kilograms then just multiply the pounds by 0.45359237 kilogram & you'll get your weight in kilograms.
2] If you want to convert kilograms to pounds then divide kilograms by 0.45359237 & you'll get your weight in pounds.
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 25 Aug '12 01:21 am

 
  
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Pounds
The letters Lb for pound come from a Latin word for an ancient Roman unit of weight, librae, which was equivalent to 327.45 grams.
Answered by anil garg, 23 Aug '12 03:11 pm

 
  
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Pounds
Answered by simmy, 23 Aug '12 02:33 pm

 
  
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Its known as pounds and is used in the Europe for measuring weight
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 23 Aug '12 12:47 pm

 
  
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Pounds..........

used in fps system...........
Answered by mahesh krishna, 23 Aug '12 12:44 pm

 
  
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