**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).

**Slug** (abbreviations: **ps2pf, or lb.s2/ft**): is a unit of mass in the weight-based system of measures, especially within the British Imperial measurement system and in the United States customary measures system. Systems of measure either define mass and derive weights or define a base weight and derive a mass unit. It is the mass that is accelerated by 1 ft/s2 when a force of one pound (lbf) is applied on it.

## How to Convert Short Tons to Slugs

*Example: How many slugs are equivalent to 53.29 Short tons?*

As;

1 Short tons = 62.111801242236 slugs

53.29 Short tons = Y slugs

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

Y equals 53.29 times 62.111801242236 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 53.29 * 62.111801242236 / 1 = 3309.9378881987 slugs

Answer is: 3309.9378881987 slugs are equivalent to 53.29 Short tons.

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

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

( i ) 42.84 shton

( ii ) 89.99 shton

( iii ) 78.28 shton