**Definitions:**

**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.

**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.

## How to Convert Kilonewton to Newtons

*Example: How many newtons are equivalent to 97.73 kilonewton?*

As;

1 kilonewton = 1000 newtons

97.73 kilonewton = Y newtons

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

Y equals 97.73 times 1000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 97.73 * 1000 / 1 = 97730 newtons

Answer is: 97730 newtons are equivalent to 97.73 kilonewton.

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

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

( i ) 74.13 kn

( ii ) 33.35 kn

( iii ) 61.13 kn