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

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

*Example: How many kilopounds per linear inches are equivalent to 47.82 pounds per linear inches?*

As;

1 pounds per linear inches = 0.001 kilopounds per linear inches

47.82 pounds per linear inches = Y kilopounds per linear inches

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

Y equals 47.82 times 0.001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 47.82 * 0.001 / 1 = 0.04782 kilopounds per linear inches

Answer is: 0.04782 kilopounds per linear inches are equivalent to 47.82 pounds per linear inches.

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

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

( i ) 32.72 lb/in

( ii ) 1.82 lb/in

( iii ) 81.55 lb/in