# Convert Pounds to Tons

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

**Results in Tons:**

## How to Convert Pounds to Tons

To convert a pound measurement to a ton measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One pound is equal to 0.0005 tons, so use this simple formula to convert:

The weight in tons is equal to the pounds multiplied by 0.0005.

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

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

## Pounds

One pound is defined as a unit of mass/weight equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms.
One pound is equal to 7,000 grains in the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems.^{[1]}

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as *lb*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *lbs*, *lb _{m}*, or

*#*. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbs, 1 lb

_{m}, or 1 #.

## 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. 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.

## Pound Measurements and Equivalent Ton Conversions

Pounds | Tons |
---|---|

1 lb | 0.0005 t |

2 lb | 0.001 t |

3 lb | 0.0015 t |

4 lb | 0.002 t |

5 lb | 0.0025 t |

6 lb | 0.003 t |

7 lb | 0.0035 t |

8 lb | 0.004 t |

9 lb | 0.0045 t |

10 lb | 0.005 t |

11 lb | 0.0055 t |

12 lb | 0.006 t |

13 lb | 0.0065 t |

14 lb | 0.007 t |

15 lb | 0.0075 t |

16 lb | 0.008 t |

17 lb | 0.0085 t |

18 lb | 0.009 t |

19 lb | 0.0095 t |

20 lb | 0.01 t |

21 lb | 0.0105 t |

22 lb | 0.011 t |

23 lb | 0.0115 t |

24 lb | 0.012 t |

25 lb | 0.0125 t |

26 lb | 0.013 t |

27 lb | 0.0135 t |

28 lb | 0.014 t |

29 lb | 0.0145 t |

30 lb | 0.015 t |

31 lb | 0.0155 t |

32 lb | 0.016 t |

33 lb | 0.0165 t |

34 lb | 0.017 t |

35 lb | 0.0175 t |

36 lb | 0.018 t |

37 lb | 0.0185 t |

38 lb | 0.019 t |

39 lb | 0.0195 t |

40 lb | 0.02 t |

## References

- Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight

## More Pound Weight Conversions

**US Customary & Imperial Units**

- Convert to Ounces
- 1 lb is equal to 16 ounces

**SI Units**

- Convert to Metric Tons
- 1 lb is equal to 0.000454 metric tons
- 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 Long Tons
- 1 lb is equal to 0.000446 long tons
- Convert to Carats
- 1 lb is equal to 2,267.96 carats