**Definitions:**

**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).

**Kilogram** (abbreviations: **kg, or kgm**): is a SI (metric) system unit of mass (IPK, also known as "Le Grand K" or "Big K") and equivalent to 1/1000 of one gram. Where, at the temperature of melting ice, one gram is the absolute weight of a volume equal to the hundredth part of a metre cube of pure water.

## How to Convert Short Tons to Kilograms

*Example: How many kilograms are equivalent to 42.84 Short tons?*

As;

1 Short tons = 907.18474 kilograms

42.84 Short tons = Y kilograms

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

Y equals 42.84 times 907.18474 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 42.84 * 907.18474 / 1 = 38863.7942616 kilograms

Answer is: 38863.7942616 kilograms are equivalent to 42.84 Short tons.

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

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

( i ) 3.48 shton

( ii ) 41.37 shton

( iii ) 94.01 shton