# I can't figure out how to make my scale display pounds instead of kilograms

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Depending on the make and model, there may be a switch on the underside of the scale, or inside the battery compartment.

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Hi dave,

Here is the Simple example of converting weight to pounds.
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See the following links for Online Conversion Calculators:

http://www.metric-conversions.org/weight/kilograms-to-pounds.htm

http://www.metric-conversions.org/weight/pounds-to-kilograms.htm

Just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated.

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Method 2
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