The metric equivalent of 44 lbs is 20 kg, or to be exact, 19.9580kg. This is achieved by multiplying the number of pounds (44) by the constant 0.4536. The answer is 19.9580 kg.

There is a useful website available which enables you convert anything into metric or back to the original system of measurement. Www.metric-conversions.org allows you to simply enter the figure you want to convert and clicking on the link 'Go' will provide the answer you require.

The metric system was first introduced in France in 1799 and is now the basic system of measurement used in world. The United States is the only industrialised country in the world yet to adopt the system. The system is also known as the International System of Units and uses a standard set of related units and all prefixes are in powers of 10.

The idea was to replace the existing units of measure, which could be complicated, with a system that was easier to understand, with all amounts being to the power of 10, a decimal system.

There are a number of terms to describe the various factors in use. The first of these is femto, which is 0.000,000,000,000,001. A pico is 0.000,000,000,001, whilst a nano is 0.000,000,001. A micro is written as 0.000.001 and 0.001 is a milli. A centi is 0.01, a deci is 0.1 and a unit is 1.

10 is a deca, 100 is a hecto and 1,000 is a kilo. A mega is 1,000,000 and a giga is 1,000,000,000. Finally a tera is 1,000,000,000,000.

Before the metric system came into being in the United Kingdom the system used was known as the Imperial system. Although the country now uses the metric system, some goods are still labelled with the imperial system measurement alongside the metric measurement.

There is a useful website available which enables you convert anything into metric or back to the original system of measurement. Www.metric-conversions.org allows you to simply enter the figure you want to convert and clicking on the link 'Go' will provide the answer you require.

The metric system was first introduced in France in 1799 and is now the basic system of measurement used in world. The United States is the only industrialised country in the world yet to adopt the system. The system is also known as the International System of Units and uses a standard set of related units and all prefixes are in powers of 10.

The idea was to replace the existing units of measure, which could be complicated, with a system that was easier to understand, with all amounts being to the power of 10, a decimal system.

There are a number of terms to describe the various factors in use. The first of these is femto, which is 0.000,000,000,000,001. A pico is 0.000,000,000,001, whilst a nano is 0.000,000,001. A micro is written as 0.000.001 and 0.001 is a milli. A centi is 0.01, a deci is 0.1 and a unit is 1.

10 is a deca, 100 is a hecto and 1,000 is a kilo. A mega is 1,000,000 and a giga is 1,000,000,000. Finally a tera is 1,000,000,000,000.

Before the metric system came into being in the United Kingdom the system used was known as the Imperial system. Although the country now uses the metric system, some goods are still labelled with the imperial system measurement alongside the metric measurement.