**Definitions:**

**Pound Per Linear Inch** (abbreviations: **lb/in, or ppi**): is a force in pounds applied over a unit length in linear inch.

**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 Inches to Kilopounds Per Linear Feet

*Example: How many kilopounds per linear feet are equivalent to 47.39 pounds per linear inches?*

As;

1 pounds per linear inches = 0.012 kilopounds per linear feet

47.39 pounds per linear inches = Y kilopounds per linear feet

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

Y equals 47.39 times 0.012 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 47.39 * 0.012 / 1 = 0.56868 kilopounds per linear feet

Answer is: 0.56868 kilopounds per linear feet are equivalent to 47.39 pounds per linear inches.

*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 ) 65.6 lb/in

( ii ) 78.5 lb/in

( iii ) 54.1 lb/in