**Definitions:**

**Pound Per Linear Foot** (abbreviations: **lb/ft, or ppf**): is a force in pounds applied over a unit length in linear foot.

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

## How to Convert Pounds Per Linear Feet to Kilopounds Per Linear Feet

*Example: How many kilopounds per linear feet are equivalent to 7.99 pounds per linear feet?*

As;

1 pounds per linear feet = 0.001 kilopounds per linear feet

7.99 pounds per linear feet = Y kilopounds per linear feet

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

Y equals 7.99 times 0.001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 7.99 * 0.001 / 1 = 0.00799 kilopounds per linear feet

Answer is: 0.00799 kilopounds per linear feet are equivalent to 7.99 pounds per linear feet.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into kips/ft:*

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

( i ) 82.79 lb/ft

( ii ) 82.31 lb/ft

( iii ) 42.69 lb/ft