**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.

**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 Long Tons to Short Tons

*Example: How many Short tons are equivalent to 52.92 Long tons?*

As;

1 Long tons = 1.119929 Short tons

52.92 Long tons = Y Short tons

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

Y equals 52.92 times 1.119929 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 52.92 * 1.119929 / 1 = 59.26664268 Short tons

Answer is: 59.26664268 Short tons are equivalent to 52.92 Long tons.

*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 ) 9.62 lton

( ii ) 63.85 lton

( iii ) 96.88 lton