**Definitions:**

**Newton** (abbreviation: **N**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion. One newton is the force needed to accelerate one kilogram of mass at the rate of one metre per second squared in direction of the applied force.

**Kilonewton** (abbreviation: **kN**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force where 1 kN = 1000 N. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.

## How to Convert Newtons to Kilonewton

*Example: How many kilonewton are equivalent to 43.19 newtons?*

As;

1 newtons = 0.001 kilonewton

43.19 newtons = Y kilonewton

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 43.19 times 0.001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 43.19 * 0.001 / 1 = 0.04319 kilonewton

Answer is: 0.04319 kilonewton are equivalent to 43.19 newtons.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into kn:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 82.84 n

( ii ) 54.64 n

( iii ) 83.66 n