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

Step 1: Understand the conversion factor

1 kilogram (kg) is equal to 2.20462 pounds (lbs). This means that to convert kg to lbs, you need to multiply the weight in kg by 2.20462.

Step 2: Set up the conversion equation

Let’s denote the weight in kg as “x” and the weight in lbs as “y”. The conversion equation can be written as:

x kg * 2.20462 lbs/kg = y lbs

Step 3: Substitute the given value

In this case, the given weight is 18.5 kg. So, we substitute x = 18.5 kg into the equation:

18.5 kg * 2.20462 lbs/kg = y lbs

Step 4: Perform the calculation

Multiply 18.5 kg by 2.20462 to find the weight in lbs:

18.5 kg * 2.20462 lbs/kg = 40.785 lbs

Step 5: Round the result (if necessary)

In this case, the weight in lbs is 40.785. If you need to round the result, you can round it to the desired number of decimal places. For example, rounding to one decimal place would give you 40.8 lbs.

Therefore, 18.5 kg is approximately equal to 40.8 lbs.