# Convert 5 hpa to mgpa

So you want to convert 5 hectopascals into megapascals? If you're in a rush and just need the answer, the calculator below is all you need. The answer is 0.0005 megapascals.

## How to convert hectopascals to megapascals

We all use different units of measurement every day. Whether you're in a foreign country and need to convert the local imperial units to metric, or you're baking a cake and need to convert to a unit you are more familiar with.

Luckily, converting most units is very, very simple. In this case, all you need to know is that 1 hpa is equal to 0.0001 mgpa.

Once you know what 1 hpa is in megapascals, you can simply multiply 0.0001 by the total hectopascals you want to calculate.

So for our example here we have 5 hectopascals. So all we do is multiply 5 by 0.0001:

5 x 0.0001 = 0.0005

## What is the best conversion unit for 5 hpa?

As an added little bonus conversion for you, we can also calculate the best unit of measurement for 5 hpa.

What is the "best" unit of measurement? To keep it simple, let's say that the best unit of measure is the one that is the lowest possible without going below 1. The reason for this is that the lowest number generally makes it easier to understand the measurement.

For 5 hpa the best unit of measurement is torrs, and the amount is 3.7503187770961 torr.