# Quick question

1. Mar 27, 2005

### SwAnK

hey, i just need to know how to convert kilowatts into horsepower.
thanx

2. Mar 27, 2005

### dextercioby

What's the definition of the horsepower...?

Daniel.

3. Mar 27, 2005

### SwAnK

we werent, given the definition of the horsepower. it stated find the power in kilowatts and convert to horsepower.
horsepower is 1lb is equal to 550ft-lb/s??
is there not anyway to go straight from kilowatts to horsepower?

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4. Mar 27, 2005

### dextercioby

I don't know your system of units &,frankly,i don't wanna know about it.In the metric system,the horsepower is the power of the mechanical system that lifts 75Kg to a height of 1m in one second...

Daniel.

5. Mar 27, 2005

### SwAnK

nevermind, that was no help at all, i finally found what i was looking for.
to convert kilowatts into horsepower multiply kilowatts by1.34

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6. Mar 27, 2005

### dextercioby

Why?Did u find out the reason for doing so??

Daniel.

7. Mar 28, 2005

### SwAnK

no, i just needed to convert kilowatts into horspower and just needed to know how for this question i was doing.

8. Mar 29, 2005

### dextercioby

Okay,if u were interested only in the result & not in the method,it's alright,i guess...

Daniel.