**Definitions:**

**Kilopound** (abbreviation: **kips**): is a unit of force, equivalent to 1000 pounds (lb) which is used in some systems of measurement including English Engineering units and the British Gravitational System. Also, it is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

**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 Kilopounds to Short Tons

*Example: How many Short tons are equivalent to 77.57 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 0.5 Short tons

77.57 kilopounds = Y Short tons

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

Y equals 77.57 times 0.5 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 77.57 * 0.5 / 1 = 38.785 Short tons

Answer is: 38.785 Short tons are equivalent to 77.57 kilopounds.

*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 ) 6.99 kips

( ii ) 36.34 kips

( iii ) 11.42 kips