**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).

**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 Metric Tonnes to Long Tons

*Example: How many Long tons are equivalent to 29.42 metric tonnes?*

As;

1 metric tonnes = 0.984207 Long tons

29.42 metric tonnes = Y Long tons

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

Y equals 29.42 times 0.984207 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 29.42 * 0.984207 / 1 = 28.95536994 Long tons

Answer is: 28.95536994 Long tons are equivalent to 29.42 metric tonnes.

*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 ) 19.84 ton

( ii ) 89.49 ton

( iii ) 71.83 ton