**Definitions:**

**Tonne Per Linear Meter** (abbreviations: **t/m, or tpm**): is a force in tonne applied over a unit length in linear meter.

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

## How to Convert Tonnes Per Linear Meters to Kilopounds Per Linear Feet

*Example: How many kilopounds per linear feet are equivalent to 42.1 tonnes per linear meters?*

As;

1 tonnes per linear meters = 0.67195767195767 kilopounds per linear feet

42.1 tonnes per linear meters = Y kilopounds per linear feet

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

Y equals 42.1 times 0.67195767195767 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 42.1 * 0.67195767195767 / 1 = 28.289417989418 kilopounds per linear feet

Answer is: 28.289417989418 kilopounds per linear feet are equivalent to 42.1 tonnes per linear meters.

*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 ) 47.29 t/m

( ii ) 40.73 t/m

( iii ) 79.92 t/m