Tons to Pounds Conversion

How many pounds in a ton?

To find out how many pounds in "x" tons or how many tons in "x" pounds, enter a ton or a pound value into the converter and the result will be displayed.

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How many pounds are there in a ton?

There are 2000 pounds in a US short ton, 2240 pounds in a UK long ton and 2204.6 pounds in a metric ton.

How to convert from tons to pounds (lbs)?

To find out how many pounds there are in "x" tons, multiply the number of tons by 2000 for US short ton, 2240 for UK long ton or 2204.6 for the metric ton.

For example, to find out how many pounds there are in a half ton (US), multiply the ton value by the conversion factor, 1/2 * 2000 = 1000 lbs in a half short ton.

You may also use this weight and mass units conversion tool to convert between all weight & mass units.

What is a ton?

Ton (tonne) 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 North America (United States and Canada), the long ton (also known as weight or gross ton) is used in the imperial system and defined as 2240 pounds or 1016 kilograms. The metric ton (also known as tonne) equals to 1000 kilograms and used in the metric system. The abbreviation is "T".

If you are trading internationally, you must know what type of ton as a weight unit is used in that country to avoid the surprises.

What is a pound (lb)?

Pound (lb) is a unit of mass in the imperial and US customary measurement systems. International avoirdupois pound is defined as 0.45359237 kilograms. Troy pound is rarely used. There are 16 ounces in a pound and 12 troy ounces in a troy pound. The abbreviations are "lb", "lbs".

The list for your reference:

1 US Short Ton = 2 000 Pounds
1 UK Long Ton = 2 240 Pounds
1 Metric Ton = 2 204.62262 Pounds

US Short Tons to Pounds:

1/8 short ton = 250 lbs
1/4 short ton = 500 lbs
1/2 short ton = 1000 lbs
1 short ton = 2000 lbs
3/2 short ton = 3000 lbs
2 short ton = 4000 lbs
5/2 short ton = 5000 lbs

UK Long Tons to Pounds:

1/8 long ton = 280 lbs
1/4 long ton = 560 lbs
1/2 long ton = 1120 lbs
1 long ton = 2240 lbs
3/2 long ton = 3360 lbs
2 long ton = 4480 lbs
5/2 long ton = 5600 lbs

Metric Ton (Tonne) to Pounds:

1/8 metric ton = 275.5 lbs
1/4 metric ton = 551.1 lbs
1/2 metric ton = 1102.3 lbs
1 metric ton = 2204.6 lbs
3/2 metric ton = 3306.9 lbs
2 metric ton = 4409.24 lbs
5/2 metric ton = 5511.5 lbs

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