**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.

**Tonne Per Meter Cube** (abbreviations: **t/m2, or tpm2**): is the SI derived unit of pressure used to quantify internal pressure, stress, Young's modulus and ultimate tensile strength interms of tonne per meter cube.

## How to Convert Megapascals to Tonnes Per Meters Cube

*Example: How many tonnes per meters cube are equivalent to 17.18 megapascals?*

As;

1 megapascals = 100 tonnes per meters cube

17.18 megapascals = Y tonnes per meters cube

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

Y equals 17.18 times 100 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 17.18 * 100 / 1 = 1718 tonnes per meters cube

Answer is: 1718 tonnes per meters cube are equivalent to 17.18 megapascals.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into t/m2:*

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

( i ) 56.09 mpa

( ii ) 12.34 mpa

( iii ) 1.25 mpa