**Definitions:**

**Pound** (abbreviations: **lb, or lbs, or ps**): is a unit of force 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.

**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 Pounds to Metric Tonnes

*Example: How many metric tonnes are equivalent to 21.87 pounds?*

As;

1 pounds = 0.0004536 metric tonnes

21.87 pounds = Y metric tonnes

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

Y equals 21.87 times 0.0004536 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 21.87 * 0.0004536 / 1 = 0.009920232 metric tonnes

Answer is: 0.009920232 metric tonnes are equivalent to 21.87 pounds.

*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 ) 85.1 lb

( ii ) 30.66 lb

( iii ) 53.07 lb