To convert pounds (lbs) to kilograms (kg), you can use the following step-by-step instructions:

Step 1: Understand the conversion factor

1 lb is equal to approximately 0.45359237 kg. This is the conversion factor we will use to convert pounds to kilograms.

Step 2: Set up the conversion equation

To convert 16 lbs to kg, we can set up the equation as follows:

16 lbs * (0.45359237 kg/1 lb)

Step 3: Cancel out the units

In the equation, the unit “lbs” appears in both the numerator and denominator, so it can be canceled out. The remaining unit will be “kg”.

Step 4: Perform the calculation

Now, multiply the numerical value of 16 by the conversion factor:

16 * 0.45359237 = 7.25747792

Step 5: Round the result (if necessary)

Since weight is often rounded to a certain number of decimal places, you may choose to round the result. In this case, rounding to two decimal places would give us:

7.26 kg

Therefore, 16 lbs is approximately equal to 7.26 kg.