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What Is a Ton?

A ton is a unit used to measure weight.

The ton is a US customary unit of weight. A ton is sometimes also referred to as a short ton. Tons can be abbreviated as t; for example, 1 ton can be written as 1 t.

The short ton should not be confused with the long ton, which is used mostly in the United Kingdom, or the metric ton which is used in most other countries.

How Much Is a Ton?

One ton, also known as a short ton or a US ton, is equal to 2,000 pounds and is mostly used in the US as a unit of weight.[1] One ton is equal to 907.18474 kilograms.

How to Convert Tons

To convert tons to another unit of weight, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor. A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.[2]

You can find the conversion factors for tons in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the weight measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

tons × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

Ton Conversion Table

Common ton values and equivalent imperial and metric weight measurements
tons pounds ounces metric tons kilograms grams milligrams long tons carats
1 t 2,000 lb 32,000 oz 0.907185 t 907.18474 kg 907,185 g 907,184,740 mg 0.892857 lt 4,535,924 ct
2 t 4,000 lb 64,000 oz 1.814369 t 1,814 kg 1,814,369 g 1,814,369,480 mg 1.785714 lt 9,071,847 ct
3 t 6,000 lb 96,000 oz 2.721554 t 2,722 kg 2,721,554 g 2,721,554,220 mg 2.678571 lt 13,607,771 ct
4 t 8,000 lb 128,000 oz 3.628739 t 3,629 kg 3,628,739 g 3,628,738,960 mg 3.571429 lt 18,143,695 ct
5 t 10,000 lb 160,000 oz 4.535924 t 4,536 kg 4,535,924 g 4,535,923,700 mg 4.464286 lt 22,679,619 ct
6 t 12,000 lb 192,000 oz 5.443108 t 5,443 kg 5,443,108 g 5,443,108,440 mg 5.357143 lt 27,215,542 ct
7 t 14,000 lb 224,000 oz 6.350293 t 6,350 kg 6,350,293 g 6,350,293,180 mg 6.25 lt 31,751,466 ct
8 t 16,000 lb 256,000 oz 7.257478 t 7,257 kg 7,257,478 g 7,257,477,920 mg 7.142857 lt 36,287,390 ct
9 t 18,000 lb 288,000 oz 8.164663 t 8,165 kg 8,164,663 g 8,164,662,660 mg 8.035714 lt 40,823,313 ct
10 t 20,000 lb 320,000 oz 9.071847 t 9,072 kg 9,071,847 g 9,071,847,400 mg 8.928572 lt 45,359,237 ct
11 t 22,000 lb 352,000 oz 9.979032 t 9,979 kg 9,979,032 g 9,979,032,140 mg 9.821429 lt 49,895,161 ct
12 t 24,000 lb 384,000 oz 10.886217 t 10,886 kg 10,886,217 g 10,886,216,880 mg 10.714286 lt 54,431,084 ct
13 t 26,000 lb 416,000 oz 11.793402 t 11,793 kg 11,793,402 g 11,793,401,620 mg 11.607143 lt 58,967,008 ct
14 t 28,000 lb 448,000 oz 12.700586 t 12,701 kg 12,700,586 g 12,700,586,360 mg 12.5 lt 63,502,932 ct
15 t 30,000 lb 480,000 oz 13.607771 t 13,608 kg 13,607,771 g 13,607,771,100 mg 13.392857 lt 68,038,856 ct
16 t 32,000 lb 512,000 oz 14.514956 t 14,515 kg 14,514,956 g 14,514,955,840 mg 14.285714 lt 72,574,779 ct
17 t 34,000 lb 544,000 oz 15.422141 t 15,422 kg 15,422,141 g 15,422,140,580 mg 15.178572 lt 77,110,703 ct
18 t 36,000 lb 576,000 oz 16.329325 t 16,329 kg 16,329,325 g 16,329,325,320 mg 16.071429 lt 81,646,627 ct
19 t 38,000 lb 608,000 oz 17.23651 t 17,237 kg 17,236,510 g 17,236,510,060 mg 16.964286 lt 86,182,550 ct
20 t 40,000 lb 640,000 oz 18.143695 t 18,144 kg 18,143,695 g 18,143,694,800 mg 17.857143 lt 90,718,474 ct

Ton Conversion Calculators

You can also convert weight using one of our ton converters below.

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References

  1. United States Department of Agriculture, Weights, Measures, and Conversion Factors for Agricultural Commodities and Their Products, https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/41880/33132_ah697_002.pdf
  2. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion

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