# Weight Converter

Convert a weight or mass measurement using the conversion calculator below.

## Weight Conversion Calculators

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## What Is Weight and Mass?

Weight is an object's relative mass and the force of gravity on an object. According to NASA, weight is the force generated by the gravitational attraction of the Earth.[1]

Because the weight of an object is really the force of gravity on it, the weight of an object will be the same everywhere on Earth.

In space, objects are weightless, and the weight of an object on another planet with a different gravitational force will be different.

Mass, on the other hand is the total amount of matter that makes up an object and will be the same, regardless of the relative force of gravity.

Scales are instruments that measure weight and vary in size from fitting into your pocket to being larger than a semi-truck. Common measures of weight are tons, pounds, ounces, and grams.

Tons, pounds, and ounces are US customary and imperial units of mass, while kilograms, grams, and other multiples of the gram are metric units of mass.

## How to Convert Units of Weight

There are two steps to convert a unit of weight to a different unit.

First, you'll need to find the conversion ratio, or the rate of one unit to another. Use the conversion chart below to find the conversion ratio for your two units.

Once you've found the conversion ratio, simply multiply the value you want to convert by the conversion ratio.

## Weight Conversion Chart

Equivalent metric and imperial weight measurements
Convert From Ton Pound Ounce Metric Ton Kilogram Gram Milligram Calorie Stone Long Ton Carat
1 ton = 1 t 2,000 lbs 32,000 oz 0.907185 t 907.18474 kg 907,185 g 907,184,740 mg 7,000,000 kcal 142.857143 st 0.892857 lt 4,535,924 ct
1 pound = 0.0005 t 1 lb 16 oz 0.000454 t 0.453592 kg 453.59237 g 453,592 mg 3,500 kcal 0.071429 st 0.000446 lt 2,268 ct
1 ounce = 0.00003125 t 0.0625 lbs 1 oz 0.00002835 t 0.02835 kg 28.349523 g 28,350 mg 218.75 kcal 0.004464 st 0.000027902 lt 141.747616 ct
1 metric ton = 1.102311 t 2,205 lbs 35,274 oz 1 t 1,000 kg 1,000,000 g 1,000,000,000 mg 7,716,179 kcal 157.473044 st 0.984207 lt 5,000,000 ct
1 kilogram = 0.001102 t 2.204623 lbs 35.273962 oz 0.001 t 1 kg 1,000 g 1,000,000 mg 7,716 kcal 0.157473 st 0.000984 lt 5,000 ct
1 gram = 0.0000011023 t 0.002205 lbs 0.035274 oz 0.000001 t 0.001 kg 1 g 1,000 mg 7.716179 kcal 0.000157 st 0.00000098421 lt 5 ct
1 milligram = 0.0000000011023 t 0.0000022046 lbs 0.000035274 oz 0.000000001 t 0.000001 kg 0.001 g 1 mg 0.007716 kcal 0.00000015747 st 0.00000000098421 lt 0.005 ct
1 calorie = 0.00000014286 t 0.000286 lbs 0.004571 oz 0.0000001296 t 0.00013 kg 0.129598 g 129.59782 mg 1 kcal 0.000020408 st 0.00000012755 lt 0.647989 ct
1 stone = 0.007 t 14 lbs 224 oz 0.00635 t 6.350293 kg 6,350 g 6,350,293 mg 49,000 kcal 1 st 0.00625 lt 31,751 ct
1 long ton = 1.12 t 2,240 lbs 35,840 oz 1.016047 t 1,016 kg 1,016,047 g 1,016,046,900 mg 7,840,000 kcal 159.999999 st 1 lt 5,080,235 ct
1 carat = 0.00000022046 t 0.000441 lbs 0.007055 oz 0.0000002 t 0.0002 kg 0.2 g 200 mg 1.543236 kcal 0.000031495 st 0.00000019684 lt 1 ct

## References

1. NASA, What is Weight?, https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/weight1.html