**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.

**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 Inches to Megapascals

*Example: How many megapascals are equivalent to 72.21 kilopounds per square inches?*

As;

1 kilopounds per square inches = 6.89476 megapascals

72.21 kilopounds per square inches = Y megapascals

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

Y equals 72.21 times 6.89476 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 72.21 * 6.89476 / 1 = 497.8706196 megapascals

Answer is: 497.8706196 megapascals are equivalent to 72.21 kilopounds per square inches.

*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 ) 30.32 ksi

( ii ) 18.23 ksi

( iii ) 51.28 ksi