# Metric Tons (Tonnes) to Long Tons Conversion

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

**Results in Long Tons:**

## How to Convert Metric Tons to Long Tons

To convert a metric ton measurement to a long ton measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One metric ton is equal to 0.984207 long tons, so use this simple formula to convert:

The weight in long tons is equal to the metric tons multiplied by 0.984207.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 metric tons to long tons using the formula above.

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

## Metric Tons (Tonnes)

One tonne is equal to 1,000 kilograms or 2,204.6 pounds, and is used throughout the world as a unit of mass/weight.^{[1]} One tonne is also equal to 1 megagram.
The metric ton should not be confused with short tons, used primarily in the US, or long tons, used primarily in the UK.

The metric ton is an SI accepted unit for weight for use with the metric system. A metric ton is sometimes also referred to as a tonne. Metric tons can be abbreviated as *t*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *T*, *Te*, or *MT*. For example, 1 metric ton can be written as 1 t, 1 T, 1 Te, or 1 MT.

In the US the unit is referred to as the metric ton, while the rest of the world refers to it as the tonne.
Most often it's still pronounced as *tun*, but it is sometimes pronounced *tunny*.

## 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.^{[2]} 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.

## Metric Ton to Long Ton Conversion Table

Metric Tons | Long Tons |
---|---|

1 t | 0.984207 lt |

2 t | 1.9684 lt |

3 t | 2.9526 lt |

4 t | 3.9368 lt |

5 t | 4.921 lt |

6 t | 5.9052 lt |

7 t | 6.8894 lt |

8 t | 7.8737 lt |

9 t | 8.8579 lt |

10 t | 9.8421 lt |

11 t | 10.83 lt |

12 t | 11.81 lt |

13 t | 12.79 lt |

14 t | 13.78 lt |

15 t | 14.76 lt |

16 t | 15.75 lt |

17 t | 16.73 lt |

18 t | 17.72 lt |

19 t | 18.7 lt |

20 t | 19.68 lt |

21 t | 20.67 lt |

22 t | 21.65 lt |

23 t | 22.64 lt |

24 t | 23.62 lt |

25 t | 24.61 lt |

26 t | 25.59 lt |

27 t | 26.57 lt |

28 t | 27.56 lt |

29 t | 28.54 lt |

30 t | 29.53 lt |

31 t | 30.51 lt |

32 t | 31.49 lt |

33 t | 32.48 lt |

34 t | 33.46 lt |

35 t | 34.45 lt |

36 t | 35.43 lt |

37 t | 36.42 lt |

38 t | 37.4 lt |

39 t | 38.38 lt |

40 t | 39.37 lt |

## References

- US Food & Drug Administration, Investigations Operations Manual 2015, https://www.fda.gov/media/75942/download
- State of California Division of Measurement Standards, Brief History of Weights and Measures, https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/dms/trainingmodules/Module_05.pdf