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# How many tons in a cubic meter?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### August 30, 2009 9:38AM

It depends on the density of the material you mean. Only if it is pure water, 1 cubic meter weighs 1 ton. If you don't mean pure water, you must know the density of the material, which is defined as its mass per unit volume.

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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Weight and Mass

### A metric cub is equal to how many metric ton?

A cubic meter is a unit of volume; a metric ton is a measure of
mass. Depending on what is in a particular cubic meter, the mass
may vary between close to zero (in a vacuum), and billions of tons
(in a neutron star). For example, a cubic meter of water has a mass
of 1 ton, a cubic meter of lead, about 11 tons, a cubic meter of
gold, about 19 tons. In every case, you have to multiply the volume
with the density of whatever fills the cubic meter.
A cubic meter is a unit of volume; a metric ton is a measure of
mass. Depending on what is in a particular cubic meter, the mass
may vary between close to zero (in a vacuum), and billions of tons
(in a neutron star). For example, a cubic meter of water has a mass
of 1 ton, a cubic meter of lead, about 11 tons, a cubic meter of
gold, about 19 tons. In every case, you have to multiply the volume
with the density of whatever fills the cubic meter.
A cubic meter is a unit of volume; a metric ton is a measure of
mass. Depending on what is in a particular cubic meter, the mass
may vary between close to zero (in a vacuum), and billions of tons
(in a neutron star). For example, a cubic meter of water has a mass
of 1 ton, a cubic meter of lead, about 11 tons, a cubic meter of
gold, about 19 tons. In every case, you have to multiply the volume
with the density of whatever fills the cubic meter.
A cubic meter is a unit of volume; a metric ton is a measure of
mass. Depending on what is in a particular cubic meter, the mass
may vary between close to zero (in a vacuum), and billions of tons
(in a neutron star). For example, a cubic meter of water has a mass
of 1 ton, a cubic meter of lead, about 11 tons, a cubic meter of
gold, about 19 tons. In every case, you have to multiply the volume
with the density of whatever fills the cubic meter.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure

### How do you convert 1 cubic meter to 1 tons?

You dont. A cubic meter is a measure of volume. A ton is a unit
of weight.
How do you convert the size of a class room to a ton? You
don't.
Now how do you covert the weight of a cubic meter of water to a
ton? That would be a question that has an answer. A cubic meter of
water weighs 1000 kg, or a metric ton. A Kilogram is equal to about
2.2 pounds. So a metric ton is equal to about 2200 poins or about
1.1 tons.
A cubic meter of water weighs about 1.1 tons.