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 2204.62262 pounds in a metric ton.
If you would like to get more information about tons and pounds and access the tables please check how many pounds in a ton page.
How to convert tons to pounds (lbs)?
To find out how many pounds there are in "x" tons, multiply the ton value by 2000 for US short ton, 2240 for UK long ton or 2204.62262 for the metric ton.
For example, to find out how many pounds there are in a ton and a half, multiply the ton value by the conversion factor, 1.5 * 2000 = 3000 lbs in 1.5 short tons.
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 US Customary, Imperial and Metric measurement systems. The symbol is "T".
The short ton (also known as net ton) equals to 2000 pounds (907.18474 kg) 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 equals to 2240 lbs (1016.04691 kg).
The metric ton (also known as tonne) equals to 2204.62262 lbs (1000 kg) and used in the metric system.
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 symbol is "lb".