**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).

**Metric Tonne** (abbreviations: **metric ton, or metric tons, or ton, or tons**): is a SI metric unit of mass, also known as tonne. 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 1,000 kilograms (Kg), or one megagram (Mg), or approximately 2,204.6 pounds (lb), or 1.10 short tons (US), or 0.984 long tons (imperial).

## How to Convert Short Tons to Metric Tonnes

*Example: How many metric tonnes are equivalent to 85.86 Short tons?*

As;

1 Short tons = 0.90718474 metric tonnes

85.86 Short tons = Y metric tonnes

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

Y equals 85.86 times 0.90718474 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 85.86 * 0.90718474 / 1 = 77.8908817764 metric tonnes

Answer is: 77.8908817764 metric tonnes are equivalent to 85.86 Short tons.

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

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

( i ) 16.46 shton

( ii ) 59.01 shton

( iii ) 96.11 shton