Convert Long Tons to Short Tons

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How to Convert Long Tons to Tons

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To convert a long ton measurement to a ton measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One long ton is equal to 1.12 tons, so use this simple formula to convert:

tons = long tons × 1.12

The weight in tons is equal to the long tons multiplied by 1.12.

For example, here's how to convert 5 long tons to tons using the formula above.
5 lt = (5 × 1.12) = 5.6 t

Long tons and tons are both units used to measure weight. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Long Tons

One long ton is equal to 2,240 pounds and is mostly used in the United Kingdom as a unit of mass/weight. Long tons are not the same as the short ton, which is used mostly in the United States, or the metric ton which is used throughout the world.

The long ton is an imperial unit of weight. A long ton is sometimes also referred to as an imperial ton or displacement ton. Long tons can be abbreviated as lt, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t. For example, 1 long ton can be written as 1 lt or 1 t.

Short Tons

One short ton, sometimes called a US ton, is equal to 2,000 pounds and is mostly used in the US as a unit of mass/weight. 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.

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.

Long Ton Measurements and Equivalent Ton Conversions

Common long ton values converted to the equivalent ton value
Long Tons Tons
1 lt 1.12 t
2 lt 2.24 t
3 lt 3.36 t
4 lt 4.48 t
5 lt 5.6 t
6 lt 6.72 t
7 lt 7.84 t
8 lt 8.96 t
9 lt 10.08 t
10 lt 11.2 t
11 lt 12.32 t
12 lt 13.44 t
13 lt 14.56 t
14 lt 15.68 t
15 lt 16.8 t
16 lt 17.92 t
17 lt 19.04 t
18 lt 20.16 t
19 lt 21.28 t
20 lt 22.4 t
21 lt 23.52 t
22 lt 24.64 t
23 lt 25.76 t
24 lt 26.88 t
25 lt 28 t
26 lt 29.12 t
27 lt 30.24 t
28 lt 31.36 t
29 lt 32.48 t
30 lt 33.6 t
31 lt 34.72 t
32 lt 35.84 t
33 lt 36.96 t
34 lt 38.08 t
35 lt 39.2 t
36 lt 40.32 t
37 lt 41.44 t
38 lt 42.56 t
39 lt 43.68 t
40 lt 44.8 t

More Long Ton Weight Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Pounds
1 lt is equal to 2,240 pounds
Convert to Ounces
1 lt is equal to 35,840 ounces
SI Units
Convert to Metric Tons
1 lt is equal to 1.016047 metric tons
Convert to Kilograms
1 lt is equal to 1,016.05 kilograms
Convert to Grams
1 lt is equal to 1,016,046.9 grams
Convert to Milligrams
1 lt is equal to 1,016,046,900 milligrams
Other Units
Convert to Carats
1 lt is equal to 5,080,234.5 carats