**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.

**Kilopascal** (abbreviations: **kPa, or kN/m2**): is the SI derived unit of pressure used to quantify internal pressure, stress, Young's modulus and ultimate tensile strength. It is one kilonewton per square meter. It is named after the French polymath Blaise Pascal.

## How to Convert Megapascals to Kilopascals

*Example: How many kilopascals are equivalent to 0.75 megapascals?*

As;

1 megapascals = 1000 kilopascals

0.75 megapascals = Y kilopascals

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

Y equals 0.75 times 1000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 0.75 * 1000 / 1 = 750 kilopascals

Answer is: 750 kilopascals are equivalent to 0.75 megapascals.

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

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

( i ) 69.55 mpa

( ii ) 1.27 mpa

( iii ) 4.26 mpa