**Definitions:**

**Kilonewton** (abbreviation: **kN**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force where 1 kN = 1000 N. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.

**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 Kilonewton to Short Tons

*Example: How many Short tons are equivalent to 31.94 kilonewton?*

As;

1 kilonewton = 0.1123728887518 Short tons

31.94 kilonewton = Y Short tons

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

Y equals 31.94 times 0.1123728887518 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 31.94 * 0.1123728887518 / 1 = 3.5891900667326 Short tons

Answer is: 3.5891900667326 Short tons are equivalent to 31.94 kilonewton.

*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 ) 47.64 kn

( ii ) 42.3 kn

( iii ) 53.39 kn