**Definitions:**

**Kilopound Per Linear Foot** (abbreviation: **kips/ft**): is a force in kilopounds applied over a unit length in linear foot.

**Tonne Per Linear Meter** (abbreviations: **t/m, or tpm**): is a force in tonne applied over a unit length in linear meter.

## How to Convert Kilopounds Per Linear Feet to Tonnes Per Linear Meters

*Example: How many tonnes per linear meters are equivalent to 7.71 kilopounds per linear feet?*

As;

1 kilopounds per linear feet = 1.4881889763779 tonnes per linear meters

7.71 kilopounds per linear feet = Y tonnes per linear meters

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 7.71 times 1.4881889763779 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 7.71 * 1.4881889763779 / 1 = 11.473937007874 tonnes per linear meters

Answer is: 11.473937007874 tonnes per linear meters are equivalent to 7.71 kilopounds per linear feet.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into t/m:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 13.85 kips/ft

( ii ) 81.99 kips/ft

( iii ) 88.17 kips/ft