## 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 8.5 pounds into kilograms we have to multiply 8.5 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

8.5 lb → M(kg)

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

M(kg) = 8.5 lb × 0.45359237 kg

M(kg) = 3.855535145 kg

The final result is:

8.5 lb → 3.855535145 kg

We conclude that 8.5 pounds is equivalent to 3.855535145 kilograms:

8.5 pounds = 3.855535145 kilograms ## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 kilogram is equal to 0.25936736727633 × 8.5 pounds.

Another way is saying that 8.5 pounds is equal to 1 ÷ 0.25936736727633 kilograms.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that eight point five pounds is approximately three point eight five six kilograms:

8.5 lb ≅ 3.856 kg

An alternative is also that one kilogram is approximately zero point two five nine times eight point five 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)
9.5 pounds 4.309 kilograms
10.5 pounds 4.763 kilograms
11.5 pounds 5.216 kilograms
12.5 pounds 5.67 kilograms
13.5 pounds 6.123 kilograms
14.5 pounds 6.577 kilograms
15.5 pounds 7.031 kilograms
16.5 pounds 7.484 kilograms
17.5 pounds 7.938 kilograms
18.5 pounds 8.391 kilograms