# Megagrams to Kilograms Converter

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## Conversion Table

 megagrams to kilograms megagram kg 1 megagram 1000 kg 2 megagram 2000 kg 3 megagram 3000 kg 4 megagram 4000 kg 5 megagram 5000 kg 6 megagram 6000 kg 7 megagram 7000 kg 8 megagram 8000 kg 9 megagram 9000 kg 10 megagram 10000 kg 11 megagram 11000 kg 12 megagram 12000 kg 13 megagram 13000 kg 14 megagram 14000 kg 15 megagram 15000 kg 16 megagram 16000 kg 17 megagram 17000 kg 18 megagram 18000 kg 19 megagram 19000 kg 20 megagram 20000 kg

## How to convert

1 megagram (megagram) = 1000 kilogram (kg). Megagram (megagram) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Kilogram (kg) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## An Introduction to Megagrams

Megagrams are a unit of mass in the metric system that are equal to one million grams. They are also known as metric tons or tonnes, and are commonly used for measuring large quantities of materials or substances. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, conversion and usage of megagrams.

## Definition of Megagrams

A megagram is “a metric unit of mass equal to one million grams”, according to Wiktionary. The symbol for megagram is Mg, and it is derived from the SI prefix “mega”, meaning “million”. A megagram is also equivalent to 1000 kilograms, 2204.622 pounds or 5000000 carats.

## History of Megagrams

Megagrams were introduced as a multiplier in the metric system in 1795, along with other prefixes such as kilo, deca, deci and centi. The metric system was developed in France during the French Revolution, as a way to standardize and simplify measurements. The metric system was based on decimal fractions and powers of ten, unlike the previous systems that used arbitrary units and fractions.

The metric system was adopted by many countries in the 19th and 20th centuries, and became the official system of measurement for science and international trade. However, some countries such as the United States still use other systems such as the imperial or customary units.

Megagrams are also known as metric tons or tonnes, which are derived from the French word “tonne”, meaning “large cask”. The tonne was originally defined as the mass of a cubic metre of water at 4 °C, but was later redefined as 1000 kilograms. The tonne is not an SI unit, but it is accepted for use with SI units.

## How to Convert Megagrams

Megagrams can be easily converted to other units of mass by multiplying or dividing by powers of ten. For example, to convert megagrams to grams, we multiply by 1000000; to convert megagrams to kilograms, we multiply by 1000; to convert megagrams to milligrams, we multiply by 1000000000.

## Where Megagrams are Used

Megagrams are commonly used for measuring large quantities of materials or substances, especially in industry, commerce and engineering. Here are some examples:

• In mining, megagrams are used for measuring the mass of ore, metal or mineral reserves and production.
• In agriculture, megagrams are used for measuring the mass of crops, livestock or fertilizers.
• In construction, megagrams are used for measuring the mass of concrete, steel or asphalt.
• In transportation, megagrams are used for measuring the mass of vehicles, cargo or fuel.
• In energy, megagrams are used for measuring the mass of coal, oil or natural gas.
• In environment, megagrams are used for measuring the mass of greenhouse gas emissions or waste.

## Example Conversions of Megagrams to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of megagrams to other units:

• To convert 2 Mg to g, we multiply by 1000000: 2 Mg x 1000000 = 2000000 g
• To convert 5 Mg to kg, we multiply by 1000: 5 Mg x 1000 = 5000 kg
• To convert 3 Mg to mg, we multiply by 1000000000: 3 Mg x 1000000000 = 3000000000 mg
• To convert 4 Mg to oz, we multiply by 35273.962: 4 Mg x 35273.962 = 141095.848 oz
• To convert 6 Mg to lb, we multiply by 2204.622: 6 Mg x 2204.622 = 13227.732 lb
• To convert 7 Mg to ct, we multiply by 5000000: 7 Mg x 5000000 = 35000000 ct
Megagrams also can be marked as Mg and Megagrammes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

## Definition of the Kilogram

A kilogram is a unit of weight that measures how much force an object or substance exerts on a scale due to gravity. It is equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK), a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in France. One kilogram can also be written as kg or 1000 g.

## History of the Kilogram

The kilogram was originally defined in 1795 during the French Revolution as the mass of one litre of water at 4 °C, which was determined to be 18841 grains. In 1799, the Kilogramme des Archives, a platinum artifact, replaced it as the standard of weight. In 1889, the IPK became the new standard of the unit of weight for the metric system and remained so for 130 years, until the current definition was adopted in 2019.

The kilogram, as well as other metric units of weight, such as the gram and the tonne, were introduced in the 19th century as part of the decimal system of measurement that aimed to simplify and unify the units used in science and commerce. The kilogram was officially adopted by the International System of Units (SI) in 1960 as one of the seven base units.

## How to Convert Kilograms

To convert kilograms to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the kilogram to the desired unit. For example, to convert kilograms to pounds, we need to know that one pound is equal to 0.45359237 kg. Therefore, one kilogram is equal to 2.2046226218 pounds.

Here are some common conversion factors for kilograms:

• 1 kg = 1000 g
• 1 kg = 2.2046226218 lb
• 1 kg = 35.27396195 oz
• 1 kg = 0.001 t
• 1 kg = 0.1574730444 st

To convert from other units of weight to kilograms, we need to use the inverse of these conversion factors. For example, to convert pounds to kilograms, we need to divide by 2.2046226218.

## Where Kilograms are Used

The kilogram is a unit of weight that is widely used to measure the weight of objects and substances such as food, clothes, animals, metals and chemicals. For example, an adult human body has an average weight of about 62 kg.

The kilogram is also used to measure the weight of some physical quantities such as force, pressure and torque. For example, one newton (N) is equal to one kilogram times one meter per second squared (kg x m/s2).

## Example Conversions of Kilograms to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert kilograms to other units of weight using the conversion factors given above:

• 2 kg = 2 x 1000 g = 2000 g
• 3 kg = 3 x 2.2046226218 lb = 6.6138678654 lb
• 4 kg = 4 x 35.27396195 oz = 141.0958478 oz
• 5 kg = 5 x 0.001 t = 0.005 t
• 6 kg = 6 x 0.1574730444 st = 0.9448382664 st

## Conclusion

The kilogram is a unit of weight that measures how much force an object or substance exerts on a scale due to gravity. It is equal to the mass of the IPK, a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy stored in France. The kilogram is widely used to measure the weight of objects and substances such as food, clothes, animals, metals and chemicals, as well as some physical quantities such as force, pressure and torque. To convert kilograms to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the kilogram to the desired unit.

Kilograms also can be marked as kilogrammes in UK.

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