5.89 Kilograms in lbs and Ounces
(*) This result may be rounded to the nearest 1/16 of an ounce.
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How many pounds and ounces in 5.89 kilograms?
How many lbs and ounces in 5.89 kilograms? There are 12 lb 15 3/4 oz (ounces) in 5.89 kg. Use our calculator below to transform any kg or grams value in lbs and ounces.
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How to convert 5.89 kilograms to pounds and ounces step-by-step
One kilogram is a unit of masss (not weight) and equals approximately 2.2 pounds. One pound equals 16 ounces exactly. If you need to be super precise, you can use one kilogram = 2.2046226218488 pounds. Once this is very close to 2.2 pounds, you will almost always want to use the simpler number to make the math easier.
Step 1: Convert from kilograms to pounds
1 kilogram = 2.2 x pounds, so,
5.89 x 1 kilogram = 5.89 x 2.2 pounds (rounded), or
5.89 kilograms = 12.958 pounds.
Step 2: Convert the decimal part of pounds to ounces
An answer like "12.958 pounds" might not mean much to you because you may want to express the decimal part, which is in pounds, in ounces which is a smaller unit.
So, take everything after the decimal point (0.96), then multiply that by 16 to turn it into ounces. This works because one pound = 16 ounces. Then,
12.96 pounds = 12 + 0.96 pounds = 12 pounds + 0.96 x 16 ounces = 12 pounds + 15.36 ounces. So, 12.96 pounds = 12 pounds and 15 ounces (when rounded). Obviously, this is equivalent to 5.89 kilograms.
Step 3: Convert from decimal ounces to an usable fraction of once
The previous step gave you the answer in decimal ounces (15.36), but how to express it as an usable (practical) fraction? See below a procedure, which can also be made using a calculator, to convert the decimal ounces to the nearest usable fraction:
a) Subtract 15, the number of whole ounces, from 15.36:
15.36 - 15 = 0.36. This is the fractional part of the value in ounces.
b) Multiply 0.36 times 8 (it could be 8, 16, 32, 64, ... depending on the exactness you want) to get the number of 16th's ounces:
0.36 x 16 = 5.76.
c) Take the integer part:
int(5.76) = 6. This is the number of 16th's of a pound and also the numerator of the fraction.
Finally, 5.89 kilograms = 12 pounds 15 5/16 ounces.
Important! This result may differ from the calculator above because we've assumed here that 1 kilogram equals 2.2 pounds instead of 2.2046226218488 pounds.
Other units also called ounce
One avoirdupois ounce is equal to approximately 28.3 g (grams). The avoirdupois ounce is used in US and British systems. Our converter uses this unit. There other units also called ounce:
- The troy ounce of about 31.1 g (grams) which is is used only for measuring the mass of precious metals like gold, silver, platinum and palladium.
- The fluid ounce (fl oz, fl. oz. or oz. fl). It is not a unit of mass but volume. It is equivalent to about 30 ml.