You can convert weight from any of these units to different scales depending on their uses. For example, converting your weight in pounds to kilograms allows you to calculate your body mass index. On the other hand, the conversion of your weight from kilograms or stones to pounds lets you accurately use a majority of height and weight charts in the United States.
Most exercises using weights involve the weights recorded in pounds. Converting these units to kilograms allows you to use the same amounts for your exercise in case your weights are listed using different units.
That said, let us look at how to convert different weights into various measurements.
1. How to convert any weight in pounds to kilograms
Record the amount you want in pounds.
Multiply this number by 0.453592. This gives you the equivalent weight in kilograms. This is because one kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds.
2. How to convert any weight in pounds to ounces
Note down the amount to be converted in pounds.
Multiply this value by 16. This gives you the equivalent amount in pounds.
Point to note: One pound is equal to 16 ounces.
3. How to convert any weight in pounds to stones
Record the amount you require to convert in pounds.
Multiply this value by 0.0714286. This will give you the required weight in stones.
You should note that one stone is equal to 14 pounds.
4. How to convert any weight in imperial tons to pounds
Record the amount you desire to convert to pounds.
Multiply this value by 2240 to obtain its equivalent in pounds. This is because one imperial ton is equal to 2240 pounds.
5. How to convert any weight in pounds to US tons
Record the weight you intend to convert to US tons.
Divide this value by 2000. This will result in the value’s equivalent in US tons.
Use this simple guide to make any quick conversions when you require them.