The abbreviation mpa stands for megapascals. The prefix "mega" indicates one million, and so one megapascal equals 1,000,000 pascals. The pascal is a metric pressure unit, defined as one newton of force per square meter. The newton per square meter is commonly used as a unit of measure itself, abbreviated as NM2 or N/m2. You can convert megapascal values to newton per square meter values on your calculator or by moving the decimal point the correct number of places.
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Things you need
Turn on your calculator and enter the megapascal value.
Multiply the megapascal value by 1,000,000 to get the pascal value. Because one pascal equals one newton per square meter, this number is also your final newton per square meter result.
Convert megapascal values to newton per square meter values without turning your calculator on by simply moving the decimal point six spaces to the right.
Tips and warnings
- To convert a newton per square meter value to a megapascal values, divide by 1,000,000 or move the decimal point six spaces to the left.
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