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Convert Short Ton to Kilopound (shton to kips)

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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).

Kilopound (abbreviation: kips): is a unit of force, equivalent to 1000 pounds (lb) which is 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 Kilopounds

Example: How many kilopounds are equivalent to 94.04 Short tons?


As;

1 Short tons = 2 kilopounds

94.04 Short tons = Y kilopounds

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

Y equals 94.04 times 2 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 94.04 * 2 / 1 = 188.08 kilopounds

Answer is: 188.08 kilopounds are equivalent to 94.04 Short tons.


Practice Question: Convert the following units into kips:


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

( i ) 63.08 shton

( ii ) 14.46 shton

( iii ) 84.52 shton



References
  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST

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