**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).

**Newton** (abbreviation: **N**): is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force. It is named after Isaac Newton in recognition of his work on classical mechanics, specifically Newton's second law of motion. One newton is the force needed to accelerate one kilogram of mass at the rate of one metre per second squared in direction of the applied force.

## How to Convert Metric Tonnes to Newtons

*Example: How many newtons are equivalent to 87.73 metric tonnes?*

As;

1 metric tonnes = 9806.65 newtons

87.73 metric tonnes = Y newtons

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

Y equals 87.73 times 9806.65 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 87.73 * 9806.65 / 1 = 860337.4045 newtons

Answer is: 860337.4045 newtons are equivalent to 87.73 metric tonnes.

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

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

( i ) 98.7 ton

( ii ) 88.69 ton

( iii ) 3.43 ton