Tons to Pounds & Ounces Conversion

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How to Convert Tons to Pounds

To convert a ton measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio.

Since one ton is equal to 2,000 pounds, you can 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
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How Many Pounds Are in a Ton?

There are 2,000 pounds in a ton, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 t = 2,000 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.[1] 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

Pounds are a widely used unit of mass/weight in the United States. The National Bureau of Standards approved the international definition of the pound for use in the United States in 1959 after an agreement between six nations referred to as the International Yard and Pound Agreement.[2]

One pound is equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. In the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems, one pound is equal to 7,000 grains.[3]

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 to Pound Conversion Table

Ton measurements converted to pounds
Tons Pounds
0.001 t 2 lb
0.002 t 4 lb
0.003 t 6 lb
0.004 t 8 lb
0.005 t 10 lb
0.006 t 12 lb
0.007 t 14 lb
0.008 t 16 lb
0.009 t 18 lb
0.01 t 20 lb
0.02 t 40 lb
0.03 t 60 lb
0.04 t 80 lb
0.05 t 100 lb
0.06 t 120 lb
0.07 t 140 lb
0.08 t 160 lb
0.09 t 180 lb
0.1 t 200 lb
0.2 t 400 lb
0.3 t 600 lb
0.4 t 800 lb
0.5 t 1,000 lb
0.6 t 1,200 lb
0.7 t 1,400 lb
0.8 t 1,600 lb
0.9 t 1,800 lb
1 t 2,000 lb

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. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and Pound, U.S. Department of Commerce, July 1, 1959, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/05/09/frn-59-5442-1959.pdf
  3. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight

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