Pounds to Tons

Pounds to Tons Conversion

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Pounds to Tons

It is a conversion calculator that is used to convert the mass in pounds (lb) to mass in tons (t). It has a single text field, two active controls, and a result panel. The first step of using this converter is to enter the value in pounds in the blank text field. Afterwards, click the ‘Convert' button to carry out the conversion from pounds to tons. The result in tons will be displayed below the two controls.

This calculator also shows the method used in the conversion. If you want to perform new conversions, click the "Reset" button. It erases all data of the previous calculations from the converter. This control is used to enhance the efficiency of the calculator since it can only execute a single conversion at a time.

Example

Convert 60 pounds to tons

Solution

First, enter the value in pounds (60) in the blank text field. Initiate the conversion by pressing the ‘Convert' button and the result in tons will be shown as;

Tons: 0.0272155422 t

Calculation:

= 60 lb × 0.00045359237

= 0.0272155422 t

How to convert pounds to tons

This calculator uses a simple formula when performing the conversions from pounds to tons.

1 lb = 0.00045359237 t

This implies that one pound is equivalent to 0.00045359237 tons.

The mass in tons is calculated by multiplying the mass in pounds by 0.00045359237. It is expressed as;

M (t) = M (lb) x 0.00045359237

The Pounds to Ton's conversion table can be used to determine the conversion of common values from pounds to tons on a scale of 0 lb to 1000 lb. 

How many tons in a pound?

The conversion factor of pounds to tons vary depending on the standard used in the conversion i.e. short (The US), long (UK) or metric.

1 Pound = 0.0005 (1 / 2000) Short Ton (US, Canada)

1 Pound = 0.000446428571 long ton (UK)

1 Pound = 0.00045359237 Metric ton

If you want to determine the number of tons in a pound, you will multiply the value in pounds by the conversion factor.

Definitions

A pound is a mass unit in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. The International avoirdupois pound is equivalent to 0.45359237 kilograms. It is abbreviated as "lb" or "lbs".

A ton is a mass unit recognized in different systems of measurement. The short ton is mostly used in North America and is equivalent to 2000 pounds. The long ton is defined as 1016 kilograms or 2240 pounds and is used in the imperial system. The metric ton is also used in the metric system and is defined as 1000 kilograms.