# Foot-Pounds to Newton-Meters Converter

Enter the torque in foot-pounds below to convert it to newton-meters.

## Result in Newton-Meters:

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## How to Convert Foot-Pounds to Newton-Meters

To convert a measurement in foot-pounds to a measurement in newton-meters, multiply the torque by the following conversion ratio: 1.355818 newton-meters/foot-pound.

Since one foot-pound is equal to 1.355818 newton-meters, you can use this simple formula to convert:

newton-meters = foot-pounds × 1.355818

The torque in newton-meters is equal to the torque in foot-pounds multiplied by 1.355818.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 foot-pounds to newton-meters using the formula above.

### How Many Newton-Meters Are in a Foot-Pound?

There are **1.355818** newton-meters in a foot-pound, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lb-ft = 1.355818 Nm

Foot-pounds and newton-meters 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.

One foot-pound is equal to 12 inch-pounds.

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 Newton-Meters?

One newton-meter is equal to the torque that results from applying a force of one newton perpendicularly to a one-meter-long moment arm.

### Newton-Meters vs. Joules

While the expression of the newton-meter (N·m) is algebraically similar to the joule, the newton-meter is a measure of the force required to rotate an object about its axis. The joule, on the other hand, is the energy equal to the force required to move an object a distance of one meter.

In practical terms, if you were to apply a force of one newton at the end of a one-meter-long wrench, you would be exerting a torque of one newton-meter. If you apply a force of one newton to push an object over a distance of one meter, you would be exerting the energy of one joule.

The newton-meter, or newton-metre, is an SI unit of torque in the metric system. Newton-meters can be abbreviated as *Nm*; for example, 1 newton-meter can be written as 1 Nm.

Learn more about newton-meters.

## Foot-Pound to Newton-Meter Conversion Table

Foot-pounds | Newton-meters |
---|---|

1 lb-ft | 1.3558 Nm |

2 lb-ft | 2.7116 Nm |

3 lb-ft | 4.0675 Nm |

4 lb-ft | 5.4233 Nm |

5 lb-ft | 6.7791 Nm |

6 lb-ft | 8.1349 Nm |

7 lb-ft | 9.4907 Nm |

8 lb-ft | 10.85 Nm |

9 lb-ft | 12.2 Nm |

10 lb-ft | 13.56 Nm |

11 lb-ft | 14.91 Nm |

12 lb-ft | 16.27 Nm |

13 lb-ft | 17.63 Nm |

14 lb-ft | 18.98 Nm |

15 lb-ft | 20.34 Nm |

16 lb-ft | 21.69 Nm |

17 lb-ft | 23.05 Nm |

18 lb-ft | 24.4 Nm |

19 lb-ft | 25.76 Nm |

20 lb-ft | 27.12 Nm |

21 lb-ft | 28.47 Nm |

22 lb-ft | 29.83 Nm |

23 lb-ft | 31.18 Nm |

24 lb-ft | 32.54 Nm |

25 lb-ft | 33.9 Nm |

26 lb-ft | 35.25 Nm |

27 lb-ft | 36.61 Nm |

28 lb-ft | 37.96 Nm |

29 lb-ft | 39.32 Nm |

30 lb-ft | 40.67 Nm |

31 lb-ft | 42.03 Nm |

32 lb-ft | 43.39 Nm |

33 lb-ft | 44.74 Nm |

34 lb-ft | 46.1 Nm |

35 lb-ft | 47.45 Nm |

36 lb-ft | 48.81 Nm |

37 lb-ft | 50.17 Nm |

38 lb-ft | 51.52 Nm |

39 lb-ft | 52.88 Nm |

40 lb-ft | 54.23 Nm |