Convert Short Ton to Pound (shton to lb)

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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).

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.


How to Convert Short Tons to Pounds

Example: How many pounds are equivalent to 20.96 Short tons?


As;

1 Short tons = 2000 pounds

20.96 Short tons = Y pounds

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

Y equals 20.96 times 2000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 20.96 * 2000 / 1 = 41920 pounds

Answer is: 41920 pounds are equivalent to 20.96 Short tons.


Practice Question: Convert the following units into lb:


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

( i ) 88.55 shton

( ii ) 23.03 shton

( iii ) 77.96 shton



References
  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST

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