**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.

**Pound Per Square Inch** (abbreviations: **psi, or lb/in2**): is a unit of pressure or of stress based on avoirdupois units. It is the pressure resulting from a force of one pound-force applied to an area of one square inch.

## How to Convert Pounds Per Square Feet to Pounds Per Square Inches

*Example: How many pounds per square inches are equivalent to 34.58 pounds per square feet?*

As;

1 pounds per square feet = 0.00694444 pounds per square inches

34.58 pounds per square feet = Y pounds per square inches

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

Y equals 34.58 times 0.00694444 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 34.58 * 0.00694444 / 1 = 0.2401387352 pounds per square inches

Answer is: 0.2401387352 pounds per square inches are equivalent to 34.58 pounds per square feet.

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

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

( i ) 18.24 psf

( ii ) 9.51 psf

( iii ) 45.2 psf