**Definitions:**

**Kilopound Per Square Inch** (abbreviations: **ksi, or kips/in2**): is a unit of pressure or of stress based on avoirdupois units. It is the pressure resulting from a force of one kilopound-force applied to an area of one square inch.

**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.

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

*Example: How many kilopounds per square feet are equivalent to 49.85 kilopounds per square inches?*

As;

1 kilopounds per square inches = 144 kilopounds per square feet

49.85 kilopounds per square inches = Y kilopounds per square feet

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

Y equals 49.85 times 144 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 49.85 * 144 / 1 = 7178.4 kilopounds per square feet

Answer is: 7178.4 kilopounds per square feet are equivalent to 49.85 kilopounds per square inches.

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

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

( i ) 76.76 ksi

( ii ) 82.69 ksi

( iii ) 44.86 ksi