# Convert Pound to Short Ton (lb to shton)

In next fields, kindly type your value in the text box under title [ From: ] to convert from pound to Short ton (lb to shton). As you type your value, the answer will be automatically calculated and displayed in the text box under title [ To: ].

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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).

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## 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

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