**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).

**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 50.09 Short tons?*

As;

1 Short tons = 2000 pounds

50.09 Short tons = Y pounds

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

Y equals 50.09 times 2000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 50.09 * 2000 / 1 = 100180 pounds

Answer is: 100180 pounds are equivalent to 50.09 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 ) 58.91 shton

( ii ) 2.26 shton

( iii ) 9.15 shton