**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).

**Gram** (abbreviation: **gm**): is a SI (metric) system unit of mass. Where, at the temperature of melting ice, it 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 Grams

*Example: How many grams are equivalent to 83.87 Short tons?*

As;

1 Short tons = 9.072E-5 grams

83.87 Short tons = Y grams

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

Y equals 83.87 times 9.072E-5 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 83.87 * 9.072E-5 / 1 = 0.0076086864 grams

Answer is: 0.0076086864 grams are equivalent to 83.87 Short tons.

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

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

( i ) 6.19 shton

( ii ) 17.4 shton

( iii ) 57.79 shton