Convert Pounds to Metric Tons (Tonnes)

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1 lb = 0.000454 t

How to Convert Pounds to Metric Tons

Scales are used to measure weight

Convert pounds to metric tons with this simple formula:

metric tons = pounds × 0.000454

Converting a pound weight measurement to a metric ton measurement involves multiplying the weight by the conversion ratio to find the result. One pound is equal to 0.000454 metric tons, so to convert simply multiply by 0.000454.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to metric tons using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 0.000454) = 0.002268 t

Pounds and metric tons (tonnes) are both units used to measure weight. Learn more about weight and find more weight measurement conversion calculators. Pounds are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as lb, for example 1 lb. Metric tons are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as t, for example 1 t. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

pounds and metric tons are units used to measure weight
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Pound Measurements and Equivalent Metric Ton Conversions

Common pound values converted to the equivalent metric ton value
Pounds Metric Tons
1 lb 0.000454 t
2 lb 0.000907 t
3 lb 0.001361 t
4 lb 0.001814 t
5 lb 0.002268 t
6 lb 0.002722 t
7 lb 0.003175 t
8 lb 0.003629 t
9 lb 0.004082 t
10 lb 0.004536 t
11 lb 0.00499 t
12 lb 0.005443 t
13 lb 0.005897 t
14 lb 0.00635 t
15 lb 0.006804 t
16 lb 0.007257 t
17 lb 0.007711 t
18 lb 0.008165 t
19 lb 0.008618 t
20 lb 0.009072 t
21 lb 0.009525 t
22 lb 0.009979 t
23 lb 0.010433 t
24 lb 0.010886 t
25 lb 0.01134 t
26 lb 0.011793 t
27 lb 0.012247 t
28 lb 0.012701 t
29 lb 0.013154 t
30 lb 0.013608 t
31 lb 0.014061 t
32 lb 0.014515 t
33 lb 0.014969 t
34 lb 0.015422 t
35 lb 0.015876 t
36 lb 0.016329 t
37 lb 0.016783 t
38 lb 0.017237 t
39 lb 0.01769 t
40 lb 0.018144 t

More Pound Weight Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
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1 lb is equal to 0.0005 tons
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1 lb is equal to 16 ounces
SI Units
Convert to Kilograms
1 lb is equal to 0.453592 kilograms
Convert to Grams
1 lb is equal to 453.59237 grams
Convert to Milligrams
1 lb is equal to 453,592.4 milligrams
Other Units
Convert to Carats
1 lb is equal to 2,267.96 carats

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.