**Definitions:**

**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.

**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 Slugs to Long Tons

*Example: How many Long tons are equivalent to 8.86 slugs?*

As;

1 slugs = 0.014375003261172 Long tons

8.86 slugs = Y Long tons

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

Y equals 8.86 times 0.014375003261172 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 8.86 * 0.014375003261172 / 1 = 0.12736252889399 Long tons

Answer is: 0.12736252889399 Long tons are equivalent to 8.86 slugs.

*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 ) 44.52 slug

( ii ) 17.48 slug

( iii ) 17.35 slug