**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.

**Metric Tonne** (abbreviations: **metric ton, or metric tons, or ton, or tons**): is a SI metric unit of mass, also known as tonne. 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 1,000 kilograms (Kg), or one megagram (Mg), or approximately 2,204.6 pounds (lb), or 1.10 short tons (US), or 0.984 long tons (imperial).

## How to Convert Kilograms to Metric Tonnes

*Example: How many metric tonnes are equivalent to 59.96 kilograms?*

As;

1 kilograms = 0.001 metric tonnes

59.96 kilograms = Y metric tonnes

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

Y equals 59.96 times 0.001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 59.96 * 0.001 / 1 = 0.05996 metric tonnes

Answer is: 0.05996 metric tonnes are equivalent to 59.96 kilograms.

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

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

( i ) 9.06 kg

( ii ) 17.75 kg

( iii ) 99.62 kg