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# A German shepherd weighs $56.8\;lb$. How much does it weigh in kg?

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Hint: We know that weight can be measured in many units and two such units are pounds(lb) and kilograms(kg). Kilograms is the SI unit of measurement. And pound is a non-SI unit and is also frequently used to measure or weigh items in the US. And both are interconvertible.
Formula used:
$1\;lb=0.4536\;kg$

We know that weight is defined as the force exerted on the given object due to gravity. Clearly weight is a vector quantity since it is nothing but the gravitational force acting on the body. And is expressed as $W=mg$ where $W$ is the weight of the object due to mass $m$ under the gravity $g$. Since weight is also a force, it also has the units newton N.
$1kg=2.205lb$, or 1 kg equals 2.205 pounds.
Similarly, pounds in terms of kilograms we have, $1\;lb=0.4536\;kg$ or 1 pound is equal to 0.4536 kilograms.
Here, given that the dog weighs, $56.8 \;lb$
Then, in terms of kg, we have, $56.8\times 0.4536 =25.76 \;kg$
Thus the required answer is $25.76\;kg$