**Definitions:**

**Kilopound Per Square Foot** (abbreviations: **ksf, or kips/ft2**): is a British (Imperial) and American pressure unit which is directly related to the ksi pressure unit by a factor of 144 (1 sq ft = 12 in x 12 in = 144 sq in). Where, 1 kilopound per square foot equals 47.8803 kilopascals.

**Megapascal** (abbreviations: **Mpa, or MN/m2, or N/mm2**): is the SI derived unit of pressure used to quantify internal pressure, stress, Young's modulus and ultimate tensile strength. It is one meganewton per square meter or one newton per square millimeter. It is named after the French polymath Blaise Pascal.

## How to Convert Kilopounds Per Square Feet to Megapascals

*Example: How many megapascals are equivalent to 41.8 kilopounds per square feet?*

As;

1 kilopounds per square feet = 0.0478803 megapascals

41.8 kilopounds per square feet = Y megapascals

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

Y equals 41.8 times 0.0478803 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 41.8 * 0.0478803 / 1 = 2.00139654 megapascals

Answer is: 2.00139654 megapascals are equivalent to 41.8 kilopounds per square feet.

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

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

( i ) 76.89 ksf

( ii ) 66.21 ksf

( iii ) 23.21 ksf