Grams to Kilograms Conversion Examples


Grams (g) and kilograms (kg) are the two most common units of mass in the metric system.

It’s easy to convert grams to kilograms by cancelling units:

Grams to Kilograms

Another way to convert g to kg is to simply move the decimal point three spaces to the left. So, for 1536 g becomes 1.536 kg.

Kilograms to Grams Conversion

This example problem illustrates the method to convert kilograms to grams.

Problem:

How many grams are in an eighth of a kilogram?

Solution:

There are 1000 grams in 1 kilogram.
Set up the conversion so the desired unit will be cancelled out. In this case, we want g to be the remaining unit.

mass in g = (mass in kg ) x (1000 g/1 kg)

Note how the kilograms unit will be cancelled out in this equation.

mass in g = (1/8 kg) x 1000 g/kg
mass in g = (0.125 kg) x 1000 g/kg
mass in g = 125 g

Answer:

There are 125 grams in an eighth of a kg.

When you convert kilograms to grams, all you need to do is move the decimal point three spaces to the right. This is essentially multiplying by one thousand.

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