g to kg
There are 1000 grams (g) in a kilogram (kg). Both grams and kilograms are units of mass/weight in the metric system of measurement. The kilogram is the base unit of the International System of Units, the modern form of the metric system.
Grams to kilograms conversion
The following converter can be used to convert from grams to kilograms or kilograms to grams. Just enter a value in either grams or kilograms to convert between the two.
Grams to kilograms conversion explanation
Grams and kilograms are part of the International System of Units (SI). As part of SI, they use SI prefixes. SI prefixes indicate that a unit is a multiple or fraction of the unit the prefix is attached to. The same prefixes are used to indicate the same fractions or multiples. SI is a base ten system, meaning that prefixes indicate multiples or fractions of powers of 10.
The prefix "kilo-", denoted using the symbol "k" indicates 103 or 1000, so:
1 kg = 1000 g
1 g = kg
To convert from grams to kilograms, we need to divide by 1000. To convert from kilograms to grams, we need to multiply by 1000.
1. Convert 712 grams to kilograms:
712 g ÷ 1000 = 0.712 kg
2. Convert 12 kilograms to grams:
12 kg × 1000 = 12000 g