# Convert Kilopound to Short Ton (kips to shton)

In next fields, kindly type your value in the text box under title [ From: ] to convert from kilopound to Short ton (kips to shton). As you type your value, the answer will be automatically calculated and displayed in the text box under title [ To: ].

**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 18.69 kilopounds?*

As;

1 kilopounds = 0.5 Short tons

18.69 kilopounds = Y Short tons

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

Y equals 18.69 times 0.5 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 18.69 * 0.5 / 1 = 9.345 Short tons

Answer is: 9.345 Short tons are equivalent to 18.69 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 ) 97.04 kips

( ii ) 11.82 kips

( iii ) 93.54 kips