Convert Kilogram to Stone (US)
Please provide values below to convert kilogram [kg] to stone (US), or vice versa.
Definition: A kilogram (symbol: kg) is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI). It is currently defined based on the fixed numerical value of the Planck constant, h, which is equal to 6.62607015 × 10-34 in the units of J·s, or kg·m2·s-1. The meter and the second are defined in terms of c, the speed of light, and cesium frequency, ΔνCs. Even though the definition of the kilogram was changed in 2019, the actual size of the unit remained the same. The changes were intended to improve the definitions of SI base units, not to actually change how the units are used throughout the world.
History/origin: The name kilogram was derived from the French "kilogramme," which in turn came from adding Greek terminology meaning "a thousand," before the Late Latin term "gramma" meaning "a small weight."
Unlike the other SI base units, the kilogram is the only SI base unit with an SI prefix. SI is a system based on the meter-kilogram-second system of units rather than a centimeter-gram-second system. This is at least in part due to the inconsistencies and lack of coherence that can arise through use of centimeter-gram-second systems, such as those between the systems of electrostatic and electromagnetic units.
The kilogram was originally defined as the mass of one liter of water at its freezing point in 1794, but was eventually re-defined, since measuring the mass of a volume of water was imprecise and cumbersome.
A new definition of the kilogram was introduced in 2019 based on Planck's constant and changes to the definition of the second. Prior to the current definition, the kilogram was defined as being equal to the mass of a physical prototype, a cylinder made of a platinum-iridium alloy, which was an imperfect measure. This is evidenced by the fact that the mass of the original prototype for the kilogram now weighs 50 micrograms less than other copies of the standard kilogram.
Current use: As a base unit of SI, the kilogram is used globally in nearly all fields and applications, with the exception of countries like the United States, where the kilogram is used in many areas, at least to some extent (such as science, industry, government, and the military) but typically not in everyday applications.
Definition: A stone (symbol: st) is an English and imperial unit of mass. It is defined as 14 pounds or 6.35029318 kilograms.
History/origin: The name "stone" is derived from the use of stones as weights since antiquity. Standardized stones were historically used for trade in England as well as some countries in northern Europe. In England, the stone had multiple definitions throughout history, based on the commodity and on local standards. In 1350, the stone was standardized to be used for wool at a weight of 14 pounds, and in 1835, the United Kingdom adopted this definition for use in the imperial system.
Current use: The stone as a unit of mass is used mostly in the United Kingdom for measuring body weight. Most other countries measure body weight in kilograms, and in some cases, in pounds.
Kilogram to Stone (US) Conversion Table
|Kilogram [kg]||Stone (US)|
|0.01 kg||0.0017636981 stone (US)|
|0.1 kg||0.017636981 stone (US)|
|1 kg||0.1763698097 stone (US)|
|2 kg||0.3527396195 stone (US)|
|3 kg||0.5291094292 stone (US)|
|5 kg||0.8818490487 stone (US)|
|10 kg||1.7636980975 stone (US)|
|20 kg||3.527396195 stone (US)|
|50 kg||8.8184904874 stone (US)|
|100 kg||17.6369809748 stone (US)|
|1000 kg||176.3698097479 stone (US)|
How to Convert Kilogram to Stone (US)
1 kg = 0.1763698097 stone (US)
1 stone (US) = 5.669904625 kg
Example: convert 15 kg to stone (US):
15 kg = 15 × 0.1763698097 stone (US) = 2.6455471462 stone (US)