**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).

**Atomic Mass Unit** (abbreviations: **amu, or u**): also known as dalton (symbol: Da), is a standard unit of mass that used on an atomic or molecular scale (atomic mass). One unified atomic mass unit is about the mass of one nucleon (either a single proton or neutron) and equivalent to 1 g/mol.

## How to Convert Short Tons to Atomic Mass Units

*Example: How many atomic mass units are equivalent to 3.1 Short tons?*

As;

1 Short tons = 5.4648794905711E+29 atomic mass units

3.1 Short tons = Y atomic mass units

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

Y equals 3.1 times 5.4648794905711E+29 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 3.1 * 5.4648794905711E+29 / 1 = 1.694112642077E+30 atomic mass units

Answer is: 1.694112642077E+30 atomic mass units are equivalent to 3.1 Short tons.

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

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

( i ) 81.36 shton

( ii ) 21.99 shton

( iii ) 96.17 shton