Ian's Weight Calculation


Weight and mass are often used interchangeably in everyday language, but they have distinct scientific definitions. Mass is a measure of the amount of matter in an object, while weight is the force exerted on an object due to gravity.

In this case, Ian has a mass of 58.0 kilograms. To find his weight in pounds, we need to convert his mass from kilograms to pounds using the conversion factor 2.204623 (1 kilogram is approximately equal to 2.204623 pounds).

By multiplying Ian's mass in kilograms, 58.0, by the conversion factor, we obtain his weight in pounds, which is approximately 127.8681 pounds. Therefore, Ian's weight is approximately 127 pounds.

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