**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).

**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 Metric Tonnes to Short Tons

*Example: How many Short tons are equivalent to 42.65 metric tonnes?*

As;

1 metric tonnes = 1.102 Short tons

42.65 metric tonnes = Y Short tons

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

Y equals 42.65 times 1.102 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 42.65 * 1.102 / 1 = 47.0003 Short tons

Answer is: 47.0003 Short tons are equivalent to 42.65 metric tonnes.

*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 ) 33.16 ton

( ii ) 36.28 ton

( iii ) 40.89 ton