**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.

**Pound Per Square Foot** (abbreviations: **psf, or lb/ft2**): is a British (Imperial) and American pressure unit which is directly related to the psi pressure unit by a factor of 144 (1 sq ft = 12 in x 12 in = 144 sq in). Where, 1 pound per square foot equals 47.8803 pascals.

## How to Convert Kilopounds Per Square Feet to Pounds Per Square Feet

*Example: How many pounds per square feet are equivalent to 31.44 kilopounds per square feet?*

As;

1 kilopounds per square feet = 1000 pounds per square feet

31.44 kilopounds per square feet = Y pounds per square feet

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

Y equals 31.44 times 1000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 31.44 * 1000 / 1 = 31440 pounds per square feet

Answer is: 31440 pounds per square feet are equivalent to 31.44 kilopounds per square feet.

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

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

( i ) 99.47 ksf

( ii ) 86.17 ksf

( iii ) 0.29 ksf