# What unit of measure is this

1.A concrete column has a diameter of 350mm and a length of 2m. If the density (mass/volume) of concrete is $$2.45\frac{Mg}{m^3}$$ determine the weight of the column in pounds

The answer is given as 1.04 kip: What is or what unit of measure is a kip?

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1.A concrete column has a diameter of 350mm and a length of 2m. If the density (mass/volume) of concrete is $$2.45{Mg}_{m^3}$$ determine the weight of the column in pounds

The answer is given as 1.04 kip: What is or what unit of measure is a kip?
This should come in handy: http://www.physics.nist.gov/Pubs/SP811/appenB8.html".

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cristo
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A google search tells me: A kip is "A unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms)" http://www.answers.com/topic/kip

Edit: radou beat me to it!

Thank you I was editing my post and you answered it!

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1.A concrete column has a diameter of 350mm and a length of 2m. If the density (mass/volume) of concrete is $$2.45\frac{Mg}{m^3}$$ determine the weight of the column in pounds

The answer is given as 1.04 kip: What is or what unit of measure is a kip?
The problem says "determine the weight of the column in pounds" and then gives the answer in kip?

chroot
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Apparently, "kip" means "kilo-pound." I consider the whole thing to be an egregious abuse of notation.

- Warren

cristo
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