**Definitions:**

**Kilonewton Per Linear Meter** (abbreviations: **kN/m, or kNpm**): is a force in kilonewton applied over a unit length in linear meter.

**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 Kilonewtons Per Linear Meters to Tonnes Per Linear Meters

*Example: How many tonnes per linear meters are equivalent to 8.82 Kilonewtons per linear meters?*

As;

1 Kilonewtons per linear meters = 0.1124045 tonnes per linear meters

8.82 Kilonewtons per linear meters = Y tonnes per linear meters

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

Y equals 8.82 times 0.1124045 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 8.82 * 0.1124045 / 1 = 0.99140769 tonnes per linear meters

Answer is: 0.99140769 tonnes per linear meters are equivalent to 8.82 Kilonewtons per linear meters.

*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 ) 53.17 kn/m

( ii ) 6.43 kn/m

( iii ) 36.56 kn/m