Grains to Us Short Hundredweights Converter (gr to us cwt)
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grains to us short hundredweights
grus cwt
100000 gr 0.1429 us cwt
200000 gr 0.2857 us cwt
300000 gr 0.4286 us cwt
400000 gr 0.5714 us cwt
500000 gr 0.7143 us cwt
600000 gr 0.8571 us cwt
700000 gr 1 us cwt
800000 gr 1.1429 us cwt
900000 gr 1.2857 us cwt
1000000 gr 1.4286 us cwt
1100000 gr 1.5714 us cwt
1200000 gr 1.7143 us cwt
1300000 gr 1.8571 us cwt
1400000 gr 2 us cwt
1500000 gr 2.1429 us cwt
1600000 gr 2.2857 us cwt
1700000 gr 2.4286 us cwt
1800000 gr 2.5714 us cwt
1900000 gr 2.7143 us cwt
2000000 gr 2.8571 us cwt

How to convert

1 grain (gr) = 1.42857E-06 us short hundredweight (us cwt). Grain (gr) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system. Us Short Hundredweight (us cwt) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system.

Grains: A Unit of Weight

Grains are a unit of weight that are used for measuring small masses, such as bullets, arrows, and seeds. Grains are derived from the English word grain, which was the name of a seed or a cereal plant. The symbol for grain is gr.

Definition of the Grain

The grain is defined as one seven-thousandth of an avoirdupois pound, which is the common unit of weight in the US customary system and the British imperial system. The grain is equal to the troy grain, which is the smallest unit of the troy weight system, which is used for measuring precious metals. The grain is also equal to the apothecaries’ grain, which is the smallest unit of the apothecaries’ weight system, which is used for measuring medicines.

The grain is equal to about 0.0023 avoirdupois ounces or 0.0648 grams. The grain is also equal to about 0.00014 troy ounces or 0.0417 pennyweights.

How to Convert Grains

Grains can be converted to other units of weight by using conversion factors or formulas. Here are some examples of how to convert grains to other units of weight in the US customary system and the SI system:

  • To convert grains to avoirdupois ounces, divide by 437.5. For example, 10 gr = 10 / 437.5 = 0.0229 oz.
  • To convert grains to avoirdupois pounds, divide by 7000. For example, 5 gr = 5 / 7000 = 0.0007 lb.
  • To convert grains to tons (short), divide by 14000000. For example, 20 gr = 20 / 14000000 = 0.0000014 ton.
  • To convert grains to kilograms, divide by 15432.3584. For example, 15 gr = 15 / 15432.3584 = 0.000972 kg.
  • To convert grains to grams, divide by 15.4323584. For example, 25 gr = 25 / 15.4323584 = 1.6218 g.
  • To convert grains to milligrams, multiply by 64.79891. For example, 30 gr = 30 x 64.79891 = 1943.9673 mg.

Where Grains are Used

Grains are used in different countries and regions for different applications and purposes. Here are some examples of where grains are used:

  • In most countries that use the SI system, grains are not used for measuring weight, but only for measuring small masses, such as bullets, arrows, and seeds.
  • In the United States, grains are sometimes used for measuring small masses, such as bullets, arrows, and seeds.
  • In Canada, Australia and New Zealand, grains are sometimes used for measuring small masses, such as bullets, arrows, and seeds.
  • In the United Kingdom, grains are sometimes used for measuring small masses, such as bullets, arrows, and seeds.
  • In India, grains are sometimes used for measuring small masses, such as bullets, arrows, and seeds.

History of Grains

Grains have a long history that dates back to ancient times. Here are some highlights of the history of grains:

  • The grain was originally based on the weight of a single seed of wheat or barley, which was used as a unit of mass in ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece.
  • The grain was part of different systems of measurement, such as the Tower system, the Troy system, the Avoirdupois system and the Apothecaries’ system. It varied from about 40 milligrams to about 80 milligrams depending on the region and the time period.
  • The grain was standardized by royal statutes and international agreements in different periods of history. For example, in 1527 an act of Henry VIII fixed the grain at exactly one seven-thousandth of an avoirdupois pound; in 1828 an act of Congress adopted the troy ounce as the official unit of weight for coinage in the United States; in 1959 an international agreement defined the international avoirdupois ounce as exactly 28.349523125 grams.

Example Conversions of Grains to Other Units

Here are some examples of conversions of grains to other units of weight:

  • 1 gr = 0.0023 oz
  • 1 gr = 0.0001 lb
  • 1 gr = 0.00000007 ton
  • 1 gr = 0.000065 kg
  • 1 gr = 0.0648 g
  • 1 gr = 64.79891 mg
  • 1 gr = 0.0042 oz t
  • 1 gr = 0.0417 dwt

An Introduction to US Short Hundredweights

US short hundredweights are a unit of weight in the US customary system that are equal to 100 pounds. They are also known as centals or simply hundredweights, and are commonly used for measuring the quantities of some agricultural products or industrial materials. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, conversion and usage of US short hundredweights.

Definition of US Short Hundredweights

A US short hundredweight is a unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms). The symbol for US short hundredweight is cwt, and it is derived from the Latin word centum, meaning “hundred”. A US short hundredweight is also equivalent to 45.359237 kilograms, 0.05 US short tons or 0.045359237 metric tons.

History of US Short Hundredweights

US short hundredweights were introduced as a unit of measurement in the US and Canada in the late 18th or early 19th century, as a way to simplify the trading of some goods between countries. They were based on the British imperial system, which defined one hundredweight as 112 pounds. However, since the British hundredweight was too heavy for some purposes, such as measuring grains or livestock, the US and Canada adopted a lighter version of 100 pounds.

The US short hundredweight was also influenced by the French metric system, which was introduced in 1795 and used a base-ten system of units. The French system had a unit of mass called the quintal, which was equal to 100 kilograms or 220.462 pounds. The US short hundredweight was similar to the quintal, but slightly lighter.

The US short hundredweight was officially recognized by the US government in 1836, when it passed a law that defined one bushel of wheat as 60 pounds and one barrel of flour as 196 pounds. These measures were based on the US short hundredweight of 100 pounds.

The use of the US short hundredweight as a measurement has declined in recent years in favor of the metric system or other units such as pounds or tons. However, it is still used for some commodities such as grains, oilseeds, paper, and concrete additives.

How to Convert US Short Hundredweights

US short hundredweights can be easily converted to other units of weight by multiplying or dividing by appropriate factors. For example, to convert US short hundredweights to pounds, we multiply by 100; to convert US short hundredweights to kilograms, we multiply by 45.359237; to convert US short hundredweights to tons, we divide by 20.

Where US Short Hundredweights are Used

US short hundredweights are commonly used for measuring the quantities of some agricultural products or industrial materials in the US and Canada. Here are some examples:

  • In agriculture, US short hundredweights are used for measuring the weight of grains such as wheat, corn, oats, barley, rye, and rice; oilseeds such as soybeans, canola, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds; hay and straw; sugar beets; and potatoes.
  • In industry, US short hundredweights are used for measuring the weight of paper products such as newsprint, printing paper, tissue paper, and cardboard; concrete additives such as cement and fly ash; and steel products such as bars, rods, plates, and sheets.
  • In commerce, US short hundredweights are used for pricing some commodities on futures exchanges such as the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX). For example, wheat futures contracts are quoted in cents per bushel based on a contract size of 5,000 bushels or 136 metric tons or 3,000 cwt.

Example Conversions of US Short Hundredweights to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of US short hundredweights to other units:

  • To convert 2 cwt to lb, we multiply by 100: 2 cwt x 100 = 200 lb
  • To convert 5 cwt to kg, we multiply by 45.359237: 5 cwt x 45.359237 = 226.796185 kg
  • To convert 3 cwt to t, we divide by 20: 3 cwt / 20 = 0.15 t
  • To convert 6 cwt to oz, we multiply by 1600: 6 cwt x 1600 = 9600 oz
  • To convert 7 cwt to g, we multiply by 45359.237: 7 cwt x 45359.237 = 317513.659 g
Hundredweight also can be marked as Centum Weight, abbreviation: cwt.



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