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How many pounds equal a ton?
February 07, 2018 1:51AM
In the United States, when people say "a ton," they're most often thinking of the short ton of 2,000 pounds.
In the UK, a ton is equal to the long ton of 2,240 pounds.
Depends which "ton" you want:
- 1 US (short) ton = 2,000 pounds
- 1 UK (long) ton = 2,240 pounds
- 1 metric ton (tonne) = 1000 kg ≈ 2,205 pounds
The international unit for mass is the kilogram; the tonne (t) is a multiple of kg but is only an "accepted" unit in SI - the correct name is megagram.
Short and long ton are obsolete units that make many
There are 2,000 pounds in every ton.