**Definitions:**

**Pound Per Square Foot** (abbreviations: **psf, or lb/ft2**): is a British (Imperial) and American pressure unit which is directly related to the psi pressure unit by a factor of 144 (1 sq ft = 12 in x 12 in = 144 sq in). Where, 1 pound per square foot equals 47.8803 pascals.

**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 Pounds Per Square Feet to Kilopounds Per Square Feet

*Example: How many kilopounds per square feet are equivalent to 61.71 pounds per square feet?*

As;

1 pounds per square feet = 0.001 kilopounds per square feet

61.71 pounds per square feet = Y kilopounds per square feet

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

Y equals 61.71 times 0.001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 61.71 * 0.001 / 1 = 0.06171 kilopounds per square feet

Answer is: 0.06171 kilopounds per square feet are equivalent to 61.71 pounds per square feet.

*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 ) 19.96 psf

( ii ) 7.19 psf

( iii ) 74.13 psf