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

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

*Example: How many kilopounds per linear inches are equivalent to 78.45 tonnes per linear meters?*

As;

1 tonnes per linear meters = 0.055996472663139 kilopounds per linear inches

78.45 tonnes per linear meters = Y kilopounds per linear inches

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

Y equals 78.45 times 0.055996472663139 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 78.45 * 0.055996472663139 / 1 = 4.3929232804233 kilopounds per linear inches

Answer is: 4.3929232804233 kilopounds per linear inches are equivalent to 78.45 tonnes per linear meters.

*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 ) 43.86 t/m

( ii ) 15.19 t/m

( iii ) 91.67 t/m