Conversion formula

The conversion factor from pounds to kilograms is 0.45359237, which means that 1 pound is equal to 0.45359237 kilograms:

1 lb = 0.45359237 kg

To convert 38 pounds into kilograms we have to multiply 38 by the conversion factor in order to get the mass amount from pounds to kilograms. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 lb → 0.45359237 kg

38 lb → M(kg)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the mass M in kilograms:

M(kg) = 38 lb × 0.45359237 kg

M(kg) = 17.23651006 kg

The final result is:

38 lb → 17.23651006 kg

We conclude that 38 pounds is equivalent to 17.23651006 kilograms:

38 pounds = 17.23651006 kilograms

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 kilogram is equal to 0.058016384785494 × 38 pounds.

Another way is saying that 38 pounds is equal to 1 ÷ 0.058016384785494 kilograms.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that thirty-eight pounds is approximately seventeen point two three seven kilograms:

38 lb ≅ 17.237 kg

An alternative is also that one kilogram is approximately zero point zero five eight times thirty-eight pounds.

Conversion table

pounds to kilograms chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from pounds to kilograms

pounds (lb) kilograms (kg)
39 pounds 17.69 kilograms
40 pounds 18.144 kilograms
41 pounds 18.597 kilograms
42 pounds 19.051 kilograms
43 pounds 19.504 kilograms
44 pounds 19.958 kilograms
45 pounds 20.412 kilograms
46 pounds 20.865 kilograms
47 pounds 21.319 kilograms
48 pounds 21.772 kilograms