**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).

**Gram** (abbreviation: **gm**): is a SI (metric) system unit of mass. Where, at the temperature of melting ice, it is the absolute weight of a volume equal to the hundredth part of a metre cube of pure water.

## How to Convert Metric Tonnes to Grams

*Example: How many grams are equivalent to 17.06 metric tonnes?*

As;

1 metric tonnes = 1000000 grams

17.06 metric tonnes = Y grams

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

Y equals 17.06 times 1000000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 17.06 * 1000000 / 1 = 17060000 grams

Answer is: 17060000 grams are equivalent to 17.06 metric tonnes.

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

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

( i ) 11.09 ton

( ii ) 91.48 ton

( iii ) 58.75 ton