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Welcome to kg to stone, our website about the conversion of kilos to stones.
For the unit of mass kilogram we use the symbol kg or the colloquial form kilo, whereas stones are abbreviated as st.
The imperial unit of mass stone in plural form is either stones or stone, and many people refer to it as stone weight.
So, if you have been looking for kg to st or how many stones in a kg, then you’re also right here. 🙂
Read on to learn how to convert the mass.
How many Stones in a Kg
A stone equals 14 international avoirdupois pounds and this pound is defined as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms.
Thus, the formula is:
By inserting 1 in the kg field of our formula above it follows that the answer to the question how many stones in a kg is ~ 0.15747 stones; the results here are rounded to ten decimals.
Replace [kg] with 1.5 if you want to change 1 1/2 kilograms, and the result of this mass or weight conversion will be approximately 0.23621 stones.
Note that you can find many kilograms to stones conversions using our search form.
Assumed x stands for your mass in kg, then you could look up, for instance, x stone in kg.
In the next section of our article on kgs to st we will once again look at how to convert kilos to stone; in particular we will shed a light on kilos to stones and pounds combined.
Convert Kg to Stone
To convert the “weight” divide the mass in kilograms by 6.35029318, the equivalence of 14 international avoirdupois pounds which make up a stone weight.
But, if you want to convert kg to stones and pounds divide the mass in kg by 6.35029318 to get the stones, then divide the decimal part by 6.35029318 / 0.45359237 to get the pounds.
For example, if you have 28.57631931 kg divide it by 6.35029318 to obtain 4.5 stones. Deducting 4 from 4.5 we get 0.5. And, 0.5 x 6.35029318 / 0.45359237 = 7 pounds.
So the result is 4 stones 7 pounds.
If you remember that a stone has 14 lbs, then you can do the math faster in the following way: 4.5 st = 4 stones and 0.5 x 14 lbs.
Observe that 4 stones 7 pounds (28.57631931 kg) is not the same as 4.7 stones (29.846377946 kg).
In any case it is recommended using our converter at the top of this page.
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