**Definitions:**

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

**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 Pascals to Kilopounds Per Square Feet

*Example: How many kilopounds per square feet are equivalent to 1.43 pascals?*

As;

1 pascals = 2.08854E-5 kilopounds per square feet

1.43 pascals = Y kilopounds per square feet

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

Y equals 1.43 times 2.08854E-5 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 1.43 * 2.08854E-5 / 1 = 2.9866122E-5 kilopounds per square feet

Answer is: 2.9866122E-5 kilopounds per square feet are equivalent to 1.43 pascals.

*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 ) 75.65 pa

( ii ) 2.33 pa

( iii ) 60.63 pa