To convert tons to pounds (t to lbs) or to convert pounds to tons (lbs to t), you may use the converter above. Alternatively, to find out how many pounds there are in "x" tons, you may use the tons to pounds table above.
Below, you will find information of how to find out how many pounds there are in "x" tons and how to convert pounds to tons, including the formulas and example conversions.
The tables and the converter are based on the US short tons and pounds.
How many pounds in a ton?
There are three types of tons, US short ton, UK long ton and the Metric ton (tonne). Depending on what types of ton is converted, the answer to the question of how many pounds in a ton might be different. If you are converting from US tons to pounds, then there are 2000 pounds in a ton. If the conversion is between UK long tons to pounds, then there are 2240 pounds in a long ton. If the conversion is from Metric tons to pounds, then there are 2204.62262 pounds in a tonne.
The list of conversion factors from tons to pounds:
- 1 US short ton = 2000 pounds
- 1 UK long ton = 2240 pounds
- 1 Metric ton (tonne) = 2204.62262 pounds
To convert between UK long tons and pounds, please visit UK long tons to pounds.
How to convert US tons to pounds?
There are 2000 pounds in 1 ton. To convert tons to pounds, multiply the ton value by 2000.
For example, to find out how many pounds there are in 2 tons, multiply 2 by 2000, that makes 4000 lbs in 2 tons.
US ton to pounds formula
pound = US ton * 2000
What is a Short Ton?
Short ton is a United States Customary system mass unit. 1 US short ton = 2000 pounds. The symbol is "t".
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