# Convert Long Tons to Short Tons

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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:

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.

### 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

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

## 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.

Learn more about long tons.

## What is a Short Ton?

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.^{[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.

Learn more about tons.

## Long Ton to Ton Conversion Table

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

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