**Definitions:**

**Gram** (abbreviation: **gm**): is a SI (metric) system unit of mass. Where, at the temperature of melting ice, it 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 Grams to Short Tons

*Example: How many Short tons are equivalent to 21 grams?*

As;

1 grams = 1.102E-6 Short tons

21 grams = Y Short tons

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

Y equals 21 times 1.102E-6 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 21 * 1.102E-6 / 1 = 2.3142E-5 Short tons

Answer is: 2.3142E-5 Short tons are equivalent to 21 grams.

*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 ) 68.49 gm

( ii ) 22.85 gm

( iii ) 89.36 gm