# Newton-Meters to Foot-Pounds Converter

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

## Result in Foot-Pounds:

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

To convert a measurement in newton-meters to a measurement in foot-pounds, multiply the torque by the following conversion ratio: 0.737562 foot-pounds/newton-meter.

Since one newton-meter is equal to 0.737562 foot-pounds, you can use this simple formula to convert:

foot-pounds = newton-meters × 0.737562

The torque in foot-pounds is equal to the torque in newton-meters multiplied by 0.737562.

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

### How Many Foot-Pounds Are in a Newton-Meter?

There are **0.737562** foot-pounds in a newton-meter, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 Nm = 0.737562 lb-ft

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

## 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.

## 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.

## Newton-Meter to Foot-Pound Conversion Table

Newton-meters | Foot-pounds |
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1 Nm | 0.737562 lb-ft |

2 Nm | 1.4751 lb-ft |

3 Nm | 2.2127 lb-ft |

4 Nm | 2.9502 lb-ft |

5 Nm | 3.6878 lb-ft |

6 Nm | 4.4254 lb-ft |

7 Nm | 5.1629 lb-ft |

8 Nm | 5.9005 lb-ft |

9 Nm | 6.6381 lb-ft |

10 Nm | 7.3756 lb-ft |

11 Nm | 8.1132 lb-ft |

12 Nm | 8.8507 lb-ft |

13 Nm | 9.5883 lb-ft |

14 Nm | 10.33 lb-ft |

15 Nm | 11.06 lb-ft |

16 Nm | 11.8 lb-ft |

17 Nm | 12.54 lb-ft |

18 Nm | 13.28 lb-ft |

19 Nm | 14.01 lb-ft |

20 Nm | 14.75 lb-ft |

21 Nm | 15.49 lb-ft |

22 Nm | 16.23 lb-ft |

23 Nm | 16.96 lb-ft |

24 Nm | 17.7 lb-ft |

25 Nm | 18.44 lb-ft |

26 Nm | 19.18 lb-ft |

27 Nm | 19.91 lb-ft |

28 Nm | 20.65 lb-ft |

29 Nm | 21.39 lb-ft |

30 Nm | 22.13 lb-ft |

31 Nm | 22.86 lb-ft |

32 Nm | 23.6 lb-ft |

33 Nm | 24.34 lb-ft |

34 Nm | 25.08 lb-ft |

35 Nm | 25.81 lb-ft |

36 Nm | 26.55 lb-ft |

37 Nm | 27.29 lb-ft |

38 Nm | 28.03 lb-ft |

39 Nm | 28.76 lb-ft |

40 Nm | 29.5 lb-ft |