**Definitions:**

**Kilogram** (abbreviations: **kg, or kgm**): is a SI (metric) system unit of mass (IPK, also known as "Le Grand K" or "Big K") and equivalent to 1/1000 of one gram. Where, at the temperature of melting ice, one gram is the absolute weight of a volume equal to the hundredth part of a metre cube of pure water.

**Short Ton** (abbreviations: **shton, or ton U.S.**): is a non-SI metric unit of mass. Although, it is used principally as a unit of mass, it has acquired a number of meanings and uses over long years. It is equivalent to 907.2 kilograms (Kg), or approximately 2000 pounds (lb), or 0.9072 metric tons, or 0.892913 long tons (imperial).

## How to Convert Kilograms to Short Tons

*Example: How many Short tons are equivalent to 2.6 kilograms?*

As;

1 kilograms = 0.001102 Short tons

2.6 kilograms = Y Short tons

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 2.6 times 0.001102 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 2.6 * 0.001102 / 1 = 0.0028652 Short tons

Answer is: 0.0028652 Short tons are equivalent to 2.6 kilograms.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into shton:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 22.96 kg

( ii ) 23.98 kg

( iii ) 83.66 kg