**Definitions:**

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

**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 Inches to Tonnes Per Linear Meters

*Example: How many tonnes per linear meters are equivalent to 27.51 kilopounds per linear inches?*

As;

1 kilopounds per linear inches = 17.858267716535 tonnes per linear meters

27.51 kilopounds per linear inches = Y tonnes per linear meters

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

Y equals 27.51 times 17.858267716535 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 27.51 * 17.858267716535 / 1 = 491.28094488189 tonnes per linear meters

Answer is: 491.28094488189 tonnes per linear meters are equivalent to 27.51 kilopounds per linear inches.

*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 ) 86.8 kips/in

( ii ) 59.75 kips/in

( iii ) 11.49 kips/in