**Definitions:**

**Metric Tonne** (abbreviations: **metric ton, or metric tons, or ton, or tons**): is a SI metric unit of mass, also known as tonne. 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 1,000 kilograms (Kg), or one megagram (Mg), or approximately 2,204.6 pounds (lb), or 1.10 short tons (US), or 0.984 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 Metric Tonnes to Kilonewton

*Example: How many kilonewton are equivalent to 47.6 metric tonnes?*

As;

1 metric tonnes = 9.8066358553261 kilonewton

47.6 metric tonnes = Y kilonewton

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

Y equals 47.6 times 9.8066358553261 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 47.6 * 9.8066358553261 / 1 = 466.79586671352 kilonewton

Answer is: 466.79586671352 kilonewton are equivalent to 47.6 metric tonnes.

*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 ) 39.47 ton

( ii ) 31.54 ton

( iii ) 48.29 ton