**Definitions:**

**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.

**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 Pounds to Short Tons

*Example: How many Short tons are equivalent to 2.58 pounds?*

As;

1 pounds = 0.0005 Short tons

2.58 pounds = Y Short tons

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

Y equals 2.58 times 0.0005 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 2.58 * 0.0005 / 1 = 0.00129 Short tons

Answer is: 0.00129 Short tons are equivalent to 2.58 pounds.

*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 ) 14.58 lb

( ii ) 9.48 lb

( iii ) 49.44 lb