Weight and Mass

# How many tons are in 14000 lbs?

###### Wiki User

###### 2016-04-06 12:47:43

14,000 pounds is 7 tons (US) and 6.25 in imperial tons

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### How many tons of sand do you need to cover 14000 sq ft 2 inches deep?

Approximately 117.5 tons of dry sand.
I willl use 1602 kg/m3 as the density of the sand. (See
http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_materials.htm)
We need common units, so first I will convert 1602 kg/m3 to
lbs/cubic yard.
1602 kg/m3 = 1602 kg/m3 * (2.2 lb/kg) * (1m3/1.093 cu yds) =
(1602*2.2)/1.093 = 2721 lbs/cu yard
Now figure out the volume of sand you need (in cubic yards).
volume = (14000 sq ft)*(2 in) = ((14000/9) sq yds)*((2/36) yds)
= (14000/9)*(2/36) yds = 86.4 cu yds
weight = density*volume=2721*86.4 lbs = 235094 lbs = 235094/2000
tons = 117.5 tons