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... because of the metric system.

#1 Postby xlucasx » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:46 am

Hello everybody,

I live in Europe and we use a different unit for weight, kilograms (kg), which leaves me puzzled how to interpret the lbs mentioned in the various threads I encounter on this forum. How exactly should I convert these units properly to and fro?

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#2 Postby jonathan » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:08 am

1kg equals 2.2lb.

the best thing to do is find an online converter on google. just type in metric converter and you should get what you need.

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#3 Postby Daywalker » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:33 am

Look here:

http://jumk.de/calc/gewicht.shtml

Enter the number in the appropriate field and click on "Berechnen" to get the converted numbers.
No one said it would be easy.

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#4 Postby xlucasx » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:46 am

Good work men!
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#5 Postby willpeavy » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:40 am

:oops:

I think America should just switch to metric!
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#6 Postby jonathan » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:59 am

willpeavy wrote::oops:

I think America should just switch to metric!


i agree - imperial is silly
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#7 Postby michaelhobson » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:04 pm

jonathan wrote:
willpeavy wrote::oops:

I think America should just switch to metric!


i agree - imperial is silly


Completely silly! We spent tens of millions of dollars on the conversion in the 1970's. We converted all the highway signs to metric, food containers at the supermarket etc. Everything had imperial and metric listed for a while, then it was abandoned. They spent tens of millions more switching everything back. :roll: It was decided that Americans were too stupid to make the switch. We may not be known for being the brightest people in the world, but certainly we can handle metrics!!!!! :twisted:

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#8 Postby Richard » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:18 pm

imperial is simple. Look:

1 inch = eight 8ths of an inch
1 foot = 16 & 1/2 fahrenheit
1 yard = 18 hectares
1 mile = 621 yards (unless the mile is sideways)
1 pound = 36 beans or 42 small beans
1 pint = 50 bean juice
1 tonne = half a gorilla

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#9 Postby Daywalker » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:48 pm

Cool, finally someone who knows the imperial scales! :D

Richard, would you please be so kind to tell me how much one stone is?
No one said it would be easy.

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#10 Postby SeaSiren » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:28 pm

1 stone = 14 lbs = 6.35029 kilo

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#11 Postby willpeavy » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:31 pm

Yeah but how much is a big stone?
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#12 Postby sinisterkungfu » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:32 pm

willpeavy wrote:Yeah but how much is a big stone?


1 big stone = 1 boulder

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#13 Postby SeaSiren » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:33 pm

willpeavy wrote:Yeah but how much is a big stone?


The scale weight would remain the same however, the percentage of fat vs. muscle may vary. :wink:


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