**Definitions:**

**Newton** (abbreviation: **N**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion. One newton is the force needed to accelerate one kilogram of mass at the rate of one metre per second squared in direction of the applied force.

**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 Newtons to Metric Tonnes

*Example: How many metric tonnes are equivalent to 8.11 newtons?*

As;

1 newtons = 0.00010197162129779 metric tonnes

8.11 newtons = Y metric tonnes

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

Y equals 8.11 times 0.00010197162129779 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 8.11 * 0.00010197162129779 / 1 = 0.00082698984872508 metric tonnes

Answer is: 0.00082698984872508 metric tonnes are equivalent to 8.11 newtons.

*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 ) 28.4 n

( ii ) 48.22 n

( iii ) 47.52 n