In September 1889 when the General Conference of Measures took place, the kilogram standard was established. The standard kilogram (symbol kg) is a cylinder with a height and base diameter of 39 mm and it’s made of an alloy of platinum (90%) with iridium (10%). That prototype is kept in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sèvres near Paris and it has several official copies. Not only in Paris we can find that copies as many countries have it too.
Stone (symbol st) is British unit of weight for dry products. It is equal to equivalent of 14 pounds avoirdupois and also 6.35 kg, though it varied from 4 to 32 pounds (1.814 to 14.515 kg) for various items over time. In the past it used to be a rock that people were choosing as a local standard. Stone used to be a unit of weight in trade, its value was changing with the commodity and region.
Kilograms to stone
Two types of units presented above show representative values for metric and imperial system. More about that was introduce in the article 83 kg to stone. As we are interested in converting 17 kilograms to stones we have to present some conversion logic. For that purpose it’s worth to include pounds converter as well.
Pound (symbol lbs) is used in the imperial system and the customary system in United States. International avoirdupois pound is equal to 0.45359237 kilograms, and it’s also equal to 16 avoirdupois ounces. In some European countries, a metric pound is an informal term for half a kilogram (500 grams). In the Netherlands, however, the metric pound (Dutch: pond) is equal to one kilogram.
How many stones – 17 kilograms to stones
17 kilograms can be defined in stones and pounds as well. This mass value is often converted so users can find online calculator. In this article we will present conversion formula so it will be easy to answer how many stones and pounds are in 17 kilograms.
17 kg = 17 kg x 100 dag = 1700 dag
17 kg = 17 kg x 1000 g = 17000 g
17 kg : 1000 t = 0.017 t
17 kg in pounds = 37,48 pounds (lbs)
17 kg in stones = 2 st 9.478584 lbs