**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).

**Kilonewton** (abbreviation: **kN**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force where 1 kN = 1000 N. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion.

## How to Convert Short Tons to Kilonewton

*Example: How many kilonewton are equivalent to 24.87 Short tons?*

As;

1 Short tons = 8.8964409787864 kilonewton

24.87 Short tons = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 24.87 times 8.8964409787864 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 24.87 * 8.8964409787864 / 1 = 221.25448714242 kilonewton

Answer is: 221.25448714242 kilonewton are equivalent to 24.87 Short tons.

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

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

( i ) 58.82 shton

( ii ) 75.13 shton

( iii ) 68.15 shton