Convert Long Tons to Short Tons

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How to Convert Long Tons to Tons

To convert a long ton measurement to a ton measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio.

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 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
conversion scale showing long tons and equivalent tons weight values

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.[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.

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.[2] 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 to Ton Conversion Table

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


  1. State of California Division of Measurement Standards, Brief History of Weights and Measures,
  2. United States Department of Agriculture, Weights, Measures, and Conversion Factors for Agricultural Commodities and Their Products,

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