# Convert Long Tons to Short Tons

Enter the weight in long tons below to get the value converted to tons.

## Result in Tons:

1 lt = 1.12 t

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## How to Convert Long Tons to Tons

To convert a measurement in long tons to a measurement in tons, multiply the weight by the following conversion ratio: 1.12 tons/long ton.

Since one long ton is equal to 1.12 tons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

tons = long tons × 1.12

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

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

### How Many Tons Are in a Long Ton?

There are 1.12 tons in a long ton, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lt = 1.12 t

## What Is a Long Ton?

One long ton is equal to 2,240 pounds and is mostly used in the United Kingdom as a unit of mass/weight.[1] 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.

## What Is a Short 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.[2] One ton is equal to 907.18474 kilograms.

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.

## Long Ton to Ton Conversion Table

Table showing various long ton measurements converted to tons.
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

## References

1. State of California Division of Measurement Standards, Brief History of Weights and Measures, https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/dms/trainingmodules/Module_05.pdf
2. 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