**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.

**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 Kilonewton to Metric Tonnes

*Example: How many metric tonnes are equivalent to 78.37 kilonewton?*

As;

1 kilonewton = 0.10197176837732 metric tonnes

78.37 kilonewton = Y metric tonnes

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

Y equals 78.37 times 0.10197176837732 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 78.37 * 0.10197176837732 / 1 = 7.9915274877306 metric tonnes

Answer is: 7.9915274877306 metric tonnes are equivalent to 78.37 kilonewton.

*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 ) 69.77 kn

( ii ) 37.16 kn

( iii ) 12.22 kn