Convert Pound to Short Ton (lb to shton)

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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?


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

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