**Definitions:**

**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.

**Atmosphere** (abbreviation: **atm**): is a unit of standard pressure, equal to 101325 Pa, or 1.01325 bar.

## How to Convert Megapascals to Atmospheres

*Example: How many Atmospheres are equivalent to 39.15 megapascals?*

As;

1 megapascals = 9.8717 Atmospheres

39.15 megapascals = Y Atmospheres

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

Y equals 39.15 times 9.8717 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 39.15 * 9.8717 / 1 = 386.477055 Atmospheres

Answer is: 386.477055 Atmospheres are equivalent to 39.15 megapascals.

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

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

( i ) 24.84 mpa

( ii ) 59.53 mpa

( iii ) 15.6 mpa