**Definitions:**

**Long Ton** (abbreviations: **Lton, or ton imperial**): 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 1,016 kilograms (Kg), or approximately 2,239.859 pounds (lb), or 1.119929 short tons (US), or 1.016 metric tons.

**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.

## How to Convert Long Tons to Kilonewton

*Example: How many kilonewton are equivalent to 8.14 Long tons?*

As;

1 Long tons = 9.9639972641183 kilonewton

8.14 Long tons = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 8.14 times 9.9639972641183 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 8.14 * 9.9639972641183 / 1 = 81.106937729923 kilonewton

Answer is: 81.106937729923 kilonewton are equivalent to 8.14 Long tons.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into kn:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 81.39 lton

( ii ) 4.03 lton

( iii ) 76.16 lton