# Convert Short Tons to Long Tons

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

## Result in Long Tons:

1 t = 0.892857 lt

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## How to Convert Tons to Long Tons

To convert a measurement in tons to a measurement in long tons, multiply the weight by the following conversion ratio: 0.892857 long tons/ton.

Since one ton is equal to 0.892857 long tons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

long tons = tons × 0.892857

The weight in long tons is equal to the weight in tons multiplied by 0.892857.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tons to long tons using the formula above.
long tons = (5 t × 0.892857) = 4.464286 lt

### How Many Long Tons Are in a Ton?

There are 0.892857 long tons in a ton, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 t = 0.892857 lt

## What Is a Short Ton?

One ton, also known as a short ton or a US ton, is equal to 2,000 pounds and is mostly used in the US as a unit of weight.[1] 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.

## 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.[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.

## Ton to Long Ton Conversion Table

Table showing various ton measurements converted to long tons.
Tons Long Tons
1 t 0.892857 lt
2 t 1.7857 lt
3 t 2.6786 lt
4 t 3.5714 lt
5 t 4.4643 lt
6 t 5.3571 lt
7 t 6.25 lt
8 t 7.1429 lt
9 t 8.0357 lt
10 t 8.9286 lt
11 t 9.8214 lt
12 t 10.71 lt
13 t 11.61 lt
14 t 12.5 lt
15 t 13.39 lt
16 t 14.29 lt
17 t 15.18 lt
18 t 16.07 lt
19 t 16.96 lt
20 t 17.86 lt
21 t 18.75 lt
22 t 19.64 lt
23 t 20.54 lt
24 t 21.43 lt
25 t 22.32 lt
26 t 23.21 lt
27 t 24.11 lt
28 t 25 lt
29 t 25.89 lt
30 t 26.79 lt
31 t 27.68 lt
32 t 28.57 lt
33 t 29.46 lt
34 t 30.36 lt
35 t 31.25 lt
36 t 32.14 lt
37 t 33.04 lt
38 t 33.93 lt
39 t 34.82 lt
40 t 35.71 lt

## References

1. 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
2. State of California Division of Measurement Standards, Brief History of Weights and Measures, https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/dms/trainingmodules/Module_05.pdf