**Definitions:**

**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).

**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.

## How to Convert Metric Tonnes to Pounds

*Example: How many pounds are equivalent to 59.82 metric tonnes?*

As;

1 metric tonnes = 2204.62 pounds

59.82 metric tonnes = Y pounds

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

Y equals 59.82 times 2204.62 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 59.82 * 2204.62 / 1 = 131880.3684 pounds

Answer is: 131880.3684 pounds are equivalent to 59.82 metric tonnes.

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

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

( i ) 17.62 ton

( ii ) 38.75 ton

( iii ) 28.45 ton