**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.

**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 Long Tons to Metric Tonnes

*Example: How many metric tonnes are equivalent to 51.85 Long tons?*

As;

1 Long tons = 1.0160469088 metric tonnes

51.85 Long tons = Y metric tonnes

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

Y equals 51.85 times 1.0160469088 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 51.85 * 1.0160469088 / 1 = 52.68203222128 metric tonnes

Answer is: 52.68203222128 metric tonnes are equivalent to 51.85 Long tons.

*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 ) 5.11 lton

( ii ) 22.11 lton

( iii ) 1.21 lton