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Re: Pounds and Kilograms

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  • Subject: [mg103649] Re: Pounds and Kilograms
  • From: pfalloon <pfalloon at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 06:39:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h9v6po$99p$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Sep 30, 7:01 pm, "Kevin J. McCann" <k... at KevinMcCann.com> wrote:
> The Units Package has Pounds and Kilograms. Pound is listed as a unit of
> weight, Kilogram as a unit of mass; however,
>
> Convert[Kilogram,Pound]
>
> 2.20462 Pound
>
> Seems inconsistent. (I hate units.)
>
> Kevin

W|A gives it as a unit of mass:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=pounds

so I suspect issues like this will be better handled within
Mathematica in the near future.

Cheers,
Peter.


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