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Convert Short Ton to Kilonewton (shton to kn)

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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).

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 69.72 Short tons?


1 Short tons = 8.8964409787864 kilonewton

69.72 Short tons = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 69.72 times 8.8964409787864 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 69.72 * 8.8964409787864 / 1 = 620.25986504099 kilonewton

Answer is: 620.25986504099 kilonewton are equivalent to 69.72 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 ) 17.59 shton

( ii ) 95.77 shton

( iii ) 43.78 shton

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