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Convert g to kg, kg to g

Convert g to kg

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How to convert g to kg: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert g to kg". Enter a value in the g field and click on the "Calculate kg" button. Your answer will appear in the kg field.

How to convert kg to g: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert kg to g". Enter a value in the kg field and click on the "Calculate g" button. Your answer will appear in the g field.

Conversion Formulas

Both gram (g) and kilogram (kg) are units of mass in the Metric System. So when you convert between these units, you are performing a conversion between two units within the Metric System.

Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself either with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from g to kg is:

kg = g x 0.001

The formula to convert from kg to g is:

g = kg x 1,000

Conversion Examples

Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between grams (g) and kilograms (kg).

Gram to Kilogram Conversion Example

Task: Convert 340 grams to kilograms (show work)

Formula:
g x 0.001 = kg

Calculations:
340 g x 0.001 = 0.34 kg

Result:
340 g is equal to 0.34 kg

Kilogram to Gram Conversion Example

Task: Convert 2.5 kilograms to grams (show work)

Formula:
kg x 1,000 = g

Calculations:
2.5 kg x 1,000 = 2,500 g

Result:
2.5 kg is equal to 2,500 g

Conversion Tables

For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from g to kg, and kg to g.

Grams to Kilograms Conversion Chart

grams (g) kilograms (kg)
1 g 0.001 kg
2 g 0.002 kg
3 g 0.003 kg
4 g 0.004 kg
5 g 0.005 kg
10 g 0.01 kg
50 g 0.05 kg
75 g 0.075 kg
100 g 0.1 kg
1,000 g 1 kg
10,000 g 10 kg
100,000 g 100 kg
1,000,000 g 1,000 kg
10,000,000 g 10,000 kg

Kilograms to Grams Conversion Chart

kilograms (kg) grams (g)
0.001 kg 1 g
0.01 kg 10 g
0.1 kg 100 g
1 kg 1,000 g
2 kg 2,000 g
3 kg 3,000 g
4 kg 4,000 g
5 kg 5,000 g
10 kg 10,000 g
20 kg 20,000 g
30 kg 30,000 g
40 kg 40,000 g
50 kg 50,000 g
100 kg 100,000 g

Conversion Definitions

The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between grams and kilograms.

What is a gram (g)?

A gram is a unit of mass in the Metric System. The symbol for gram is g. There are 1,000 grams in a kilogram and 1,000 milligrams in a gram.

What is a kilogram (kg)?

A kilogram is a unit of mass in the Metric System. The symbol for kilogram is kg. There are 1,000 grams in a kilogram.

How many grams in a kilogram?

There are 1,000 grams in a kilogram.

How many kilograms in a gram?

There are 0.001 kilograms in a gram.

Understanding the Weight/Mass Units

This table provides a summary of the Weight/Mass units within their respective measurement systems.

Unit Symbol Measurement System Description
ounces oz US Customary Units (and Imperial)  
pounds lbs or lb US Customary Units (and Imperial) 1 lb = 16 oz
stones st Imperial System 1 stone = 14 lbs
short tons T US Customary Units 1 short ton = 2000 lbs
long tons long tn Imperial System 1 long ton = 2240 lbs
micrograms mcg or μg Metric System 1,000,000 mcg = 1 g
milligrams mg Metric System 1000 mg = 1 g
centigrams cg Metric System 100 cg = 1 g, 1 cg = 10 mg
decigrams dg Metric System 10 dg = 1 g, 1 dg = 10 cg
grams g Metric System 1 g = 1000 mg or 100 cg or 10 dg
kilograms kg Metric System 1 kg = 1000 g
metric tons t Metric System 1 metric ton = 1000 kg