**Definitions:**

**Kilopascal** (abbreviations: **kPa, or kN/m2**): is the SI derived unit of pressure used to quantify internal pressure, stress, Young's modulus and ultimate tensile strength. It is one kilonewton per square meter. It is named after the French polymath Blaise Pascal.

**Atmosphere** (abbreviation: **atm**): is a unit of standard pressure, equal to 101325 Pa, or 1.01325 bar.

## How to Convert Kilopascals to Atmospheres

*Example: How many Atmospheres are equivalent to 16.17 kilopascals?*

As;

1 kilopascals = 0.00987 Atmospheres

16.17 kilopascals = Y Atmospheres

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

Y equals 16.17 times 0.00987 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 16.17 * 0.00987 / 1 = 0.1595979 Atmospheres

Answer is: 0.1595979 Atmospheres are equivalent to 16.17 kilopascals.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into atm:*

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

( i ) 58.01 kpa

( ii ) 51.43 kpa

( iii ) 80.01 kpa