## 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 48 pounds into kilograms we have to multiply 48 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

48 lb → M(kg)

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

M(kg) = 48 lb × 0.45359237 kg

M(kg) = 21.77243376 kg

The final result is:

48 lb → 21.77243376 kg

We conclude that 48 pounds is equivalent to 21.77243376 kilograms:

48 pounds = 21.77243376 kilograms

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 kilogram is equal to 0.045929637955183 × 48 pounds.

Another way is saying that 48 pounds is equal to 1 ÷ 0.045929637955183 kilograms.

## Approximate result

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

48 lb ≅ 21.772 kg

An alternative is also that one kilogram is approximately zero point zero four six times forty-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)
49 pounds 22.226 kilograms
50 pounds 22.68 kilograms
51 pounds 23.133 kilograms
52 pounds 23.587 kilograms
53 pounds 24.04 kilograms
54 pounds 24.494 kilograms
55 pounds 24.948 kilograms
56 pounds 25.401 kilograms
57 pounds 25.855 kilograms
58 pounds 26.308 kilograms