**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.

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

## How to Convert Kilopascals to Pascals

*Example: How many pascals are equivalent to 17.44 kilopascals?*

As;

1 kilopascals = 1000 pascals

17.44 kilopascals = Y pascals

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

Y equals 17.44 times 1000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 17.44 * 1000 / 1 = 17440 pascals

Answer is: 17440 pascals are equivalent to 17.44 kilopascals.

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

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

( i ) 86.88 kpa

( ii ) 86.45 kpa

( iii ) 37.14 kpa