Convert Tons to Pounds & Ounces

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How to Convert Tons to Pounds

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To convert a ton measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One ton is equal to 2,000 pounds, so use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = tons × 2,000

The weight in pounds is equal to the tons multiplied by 2,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tons to pounds using the formula above.
5 t = (5 × 2,000) = 10,000 lb

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

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.

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

Ton Measurements and Equivalent Pound Conversions

Common ton values converted to the equivalent pound value
Tons Pounds
1 t 2,000 lb
2 t 4,000 lb
3 t 6,000 lb
4 t 8,000 lb
5 t 10,000 lb
6 t 12,000 lb
7 t 14,000 lb
8 t 16,000 lb
9 t 18,000 lb
10 t 20,000 lb
11 t 22,000 lb
12 t 24,000 lb
13 t 26,000 lb
14 t 28,000 lb
15 t 30,000 lb
16 t 32,000 lb
17 t 34,000 lb
18 t 36,000 lb
19 t 38,000 lb
20 t 40,000 lb
21 t 42,000 lb
22 t 44,000 lb
23 t 46,000 lb
24 t 48,000 lb
25 t 50,000 lb
26 t 52,000 lb
27 t 54,000 lb
28 t 56,000 lb
29 t 58,000 lb
30 t 60,000 lb
31 t 62,000 lb
32 t 64,000 lb
33 t 66,000 lb
34 t 68,000 lb
35 t 70,000 lb
36 t 72,000 lb
37 t 74,000 lb
38 t 76,000 lb
39 t 78,000 lb
40 t 80,000 lb

References

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

More Ton Weight Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Ounces
1 t is equal to 32,000 ounces
SI Units
Convert to Metric Tons
1 t is equal to 0.907185 metric tons
Convert to Kilograms
1 t is equal to 907.18474 kilograms
Convert to Grams
1 t is equal to 907,184.7 grams
Convert to Milligrams
1 t is equal to 907,184,740 milligrams
Other Units
Convert to Long Tons
1 t is equal to 0.892857 long tons
Convert to Carats
1 t is equal to 4,535,923.7 carats