# Convert psi to kg/cm²

Pressure is the perpendicular force applied per unit area of a surface. It has SI unit Pascal (Pressure is said to be 1 Pascal if a force of 1 Newton is applied on an area of 1m^{2}). The formula for pressure is given as the force per unit area. It can be represented as a formula in the form of, P = F / A. Where P is pressure, F is the force acting perpendicular to the surface and A is the surface area on which force is applied. Let’s learn about the conversion of one form of pressure into another,

### PSI to kg/cm^{2} Conversion

**PSI **is one of the various units used to describe pressure. **PSI** stands for **P**ound per **S**quare **I**nch (Pressure is said to be 1 PSI when 1 pound-force acts on an area of 1 square inch). Tyre pressure is generally measured in PSI.

PSI = pound force / area in inch square

1 PSI = 0.070307 kilogram force per centimeter square

To convert **PSI** value to **kg/cm ^{2 }**multiply it by

**0.070307**.

**Derivation**

1 pound = 0.45359237 kg

1 in

^{2}= 6.4516 cm^{2}.Now, 1 PSI = 1 lbf / 1 in

^{2}= (0.45359237 / 6.4516) kg/cm

^{2}1 PSI = 0.070307 kg/cm

^{2}

### Sample Problems

**Question 1: Convert 2.5 PSI to kg/cm ^{2}.**

**Solution:**

2.5 PSI = 2.5 × 0.070307 kg/cm2

= 0.1757675 kg/cm

^{2}

**Question 2: Is 20 PSI same as 15 kg/cm ^{2}.**

**Solution:**

20 PSI = 20 × 0.070307 kg/cm

^{2}= 1.40614 kg/cm

^{2}Which is not equal to 15 kg/cm

^{2}. So 20 PSI is not same as 15 kg/cm^{2}.

**Question 3: If a 4 lb force is acting on a surface of area 2 in ^{2.} Find the pressure in kg/cm^{2}. **

**Solution:**

Pressure in PSI = 4/2 PSI

= 2 PSI

(Converting 2 PSI to kg/cm

^{2})= 2 × 0.070307 kg/cm

^{2}= 0.140674 kg/cm

^{2}.

**Question 4: Force of 2-kilo pounds acts on a surface of area 10 in ^{2}. Find the pressure in kg/cm^{2}. **

**Solution:**

Pressure in PSI = 1000/10 PSI

= 100 PSI

(Converting 100 PSI to kg/cm

^{2})= 100 × 0.070307 kg/cm

^{2}= 7.0307 kg/cm

^{2}.

**Question 5: Convert 1.5 PSI to kg/cm ^{2}.**

**Solution:**

1.5 PSI = 1.5 × 0.070307 kg/cm

^{2}= 0.1054605 kg/cm

^{2}

**Question 6: Write 125 PSI in kg/cm ^{2}.**

**Solution:**

125 PSI = 125 × 0.070307 kg/cm

^{2}= 0.8.788375 kg/cm

^{2}