**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).

**Long Ton** (abbreviations: **Lton, or ton imperial**): 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 1,016 kilograms (Kg), or approximately 2,239.859 pounds (lb), or 1.119929 short tons (US), or 1.016 metric tons.

## How to Convert Short Tons to Long Tons

*Example: How many Long tons are equivalent to 18.39 Short tons?*

As;

1 Short tons = 0.892913 Long tons

18.39 Short tons = Y Long tons

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

Y equals 18.39 times 0.892913 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 18.39 * 0.892913 / 1 = 16.42067007 Long tons

Answer is: 16.42067007 Long tons are equivalent to 18.39 Short tons.

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

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

( i ) 95.85 shton

( ii ) 64.8 shton

( iii ) 44.03 shton