Pounds to tons conversion factors are listed below (from pounds to metric, short (US) and long (UK) tons). To calculate how many short tons in pounds, multiply the pound value by the conversion factor or use the converter.
1 Pound = 0.0005 (1/2000) Short Ton [US, Canada]
1 Pound = 0.000446428571 Long Ton [UK]
1 Pound = 0.00045359237 Metric Ton
For example, to calculate how many tons there are in 1000 pounds, multiply the pound value by the conversion factor, 1000 lbs * 1/2000 = 0.5 short ton in 1000 lbs.
Pound is a unit of mass in imperial and US customary systems. The abbreviations are "lb", "lbs".
Ton is a unit of mass in different measurement systems and usually mistaken with each other. The short ton (also known as net ton) equals to 2000 pounds and used in United States, the long ton (also known as weight ton or gross ton) is used in imperial system (UK and some of the other English speaking countries) and defined as 2240 pounds or 1016 kilograms, and finally the metric ton (also known as tonne) equals to 1000 kilograms and used in metric system. The abbreviations for ton are "T" and "t".