**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.

**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).

## How to Convert Slugs to Short Tons

*Example: How many Short tons are equivalent to 29.98 slugs?*

As;

1 slugs = 0.0161 Short tons

29.98 slugs = Y Short tons

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

Y equals 29.98 times 0.0161 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 29.98 * 0.0161 / 1 = 0.482678 Short tons

Answer is: 0.482678 Short tons are equivalent to 29.98 slugs.

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

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

( i ) 48.39 slug

( ii ) 88.37 slug

( iii ) 7.5 slug