Inch-Pounds to Foot-Pounds Converter

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

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1 lb-in = 0.083333 lb-ft

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How to Convert Inch-Pounds to Foot-Pounds

To convert a measurement in inch-pounds to a measurement in foot-pounds, divide 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:

foot-pounds = inch-pounds ÷ 12

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 inch-pounds to foot-pounds using the formula above.
foot-pounds = (5 lb-in ÷ 12) = 0.416667 lb-ft

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

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.

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.

Inch-Pound to Foot-Pound Conversion Table

Table showing various inch-pound measurements converted to foot-pounds.
Inch-pounds Foot-pounds
1 lb-in 0.083333 lb-ft
2 lb-in 0.166667 lb-ft
3 lb-in 0.25 lb-ft
4 lb-in 0.333333 lb-ft
5 lb-in 0.416667 lb-ft
6 lb-in 0.5 lb-ft
7 lb-in 0.583333 lb-ft
8 lb-in 0.666667 lb-ft
9 lb-in 0.75 lb-ft
10 lb-in 0.833333 lb-ft
11 lb-in 0.916667 lb-ft
12 lb-in 1 lb-ft
13 lb-in 1.0833 lb-ft
14 lb-in 1.1667 lb-ft
15 lb-in 1.25 lb-ft
16 lb-in 1.3333 lb-ft
17 lb-in 1.4167 lb-ft
18 lb-in 1.5 lb-ft
19 lb-in 1.5833 lb-ft
20 lb-in 1.6667 lb-ft
21 lb-in 1.75 lb-ft
22 lb-in 1.8333 lb-ft
23 lb-in 1.9167 lb-ft
24 lb-in 2 lb-ft
25 lb-in 2.0833 lb-ft
26 lb-in 2.1667 lb-ft
27 lb-in 2.25 lb-ft
28 lb-in 2.3333 lb-ft
29 lb-in 2.4167 lb-ft
30 lb-in 2.5 lb-ft
31 lb-in 2.5833 lb-ft
32 lb-in 2.6667 lb-ft
33 lb-in 2.75 lb-ft
34 lb-in 2.8333 lb-ft
35 lb-in 2.9167 lb-ft
36 lb-in 3 lb-ft
37 lb-in 3.0833 lb-ft
38 lb-in 3.1667 lb-ft
39 lb-in 3.25 lb-ft
40 lb-in 3.3333 lb-ft

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