Foot-Pounds to Inch-Pounds Converter

Enter the torque in foot-pounds below to get the value converted to inch-pounds.

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1 lb-ft = 12 lb-in

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How to Convert Foot-Pounds to Inch-Pounds

To convert a measurement in foot-pounds to a measurement in inch-pounds, multiply the torque by the following conversion ratio: 12 inch-pounds/foot-pound.

Since one foot-pound is equal to 12 inch-pounds, you can use this simple formula to convert:

inch-pounds = foot-pounds × 12

The torque in inch-pounds is equal to the torque in foot-pounds multiplied by 12.

For example, here's how to convert 5 foot-pounds to inch-pounds using the formula above.
inch-pounds = (5 lb-ft × 12) = 60 lb-in

How Many Inch-Pounds Are in a Foot-Pound?

There are 12 inch-pounds in a foot-pound, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lb-ft = 12 lb-in

Foot-pounds and inch-pounds are both units used to measure torque. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Are Foot-Pounds?

One foot-pound is equal to the torque that results from applying one pound-force perpendicularly to a one-foot-long moment arm.

While the foot-pound is a commonly used term, it is technically not the correct verbiage to express torque. Pound-foot (or pound-feet) is the correct way to express this measurement of torque.

The foot-pound, or pound-foot or pound-force foot, is a US customary unit of torque. Foot-pounds can be abbreviated as lb-ft, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbf-ft or ft-lb. For example, 1 foot-pound can be written as 1 lb-ft, 1 lbf-ft, or 1 ft-lb.

Learn more about foot-pounds.

What Are Inch-Pounds?

One inch-pound is equal to the torque that results from applying one pound-force perpendicularly to a one-inch-long moment arm.

While inch-pounds are commonly used to describe torque, the correct verbiage is pound-inches.

The inch-pound, or pound-inch or pound-force inch, is a US customary unit of torque. Inch-pounds can be abbreviated as lb-in, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbf-in or in-lb. For example, 1 inch-pound can be written as 1 lb-in, 1 lbf-in, or 1 in-lb.

Learn more about inch-pounds.

Foot-Pound to Inch-Pound Conversion Table

Table showing various foot-pound measurements converted to inch-pounds.
Foot-pounds Inch-pounds
1 lb-ft 12 lb-in
2 lb-ft 24 lb-in
3 lb-ft 36 lb-in
4 lb-ft 48 lb-in
5 lb-ft 60 lb-in
6 lb-ft 72 lb-in
7 lb-ft 84 lb-in
8 lb-ft 96 lb-in
9 lb-ft 108 lb-in
10 lb-ft 120 lb-in
11 lb-ft 132 lb-in
12 lb-ft 144 lb-in
13 lb-ft 156 lb-in
14 lb-ft 168 lb-in
15 lb-ft 180 lb-in
16 lb-ft 192 lb-in
17 lb-ft 204 lb-in
18 lb-ft 216 lb-in
19 lb-ft 228 lb-in
20 lb-ft 240 lb-in
21 lb-ft 252 lb-in
22 lb-ft 264 lb-in
23 lb-ft 276 lb-in
24 lb-ft 288 lb-in
25 lb-ft 300 lb-in
26 lb-ft 312 lb-in
27 lb-ft 324 lb-in
28 lb-ft 336 lb-in
29 lb-ft 348 lb-in
30 lb-ft 360 lb-in
31 lb-ft 372 lb-in
32 lb-ft 384 lb-in
33 lb-ft 396 lb-in
34 lb-ft 408 lb-in
35 lb-ft 420 lb-in
36 lb-ft 432 lb-in
37 lb-ft 444 lb-in
38 lb-ft 456 lb-in
39 lb-ft 468 lb-in
40 lb-ft 480 lb-in

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