Pounds to Us Short Hundredweights Converter (lb to us cwt)
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pounds to us short hundredweights
lbus cwt
10 lb 0.1 us cwt
20 lb 0.2 us cwt
30 lb 0.3 us cwt
40 lb 0.4 us cwt
50 lb 0.5 us cwt
60 lb 0.6 us cwt
70 lb 0.7 us cwt
80 lb 0.8 us cwt
90 lb 0.9 us cwt
100 lb 1 us cwt
110 lb 1.1 us cwt
120 lb 1.2 us cwt
130 lb 1.3 us cwt
140 lb 1.4 us cwt
150 lb 1.5 us cwt
160 lb 1.6 us cwt
170 lb 1.7 us cwt
180 lb 1.8 us cwt
190 lb 1.9 us cwt
200 lb 2 us cwt

How to convert

1 pound (lb) = 0.01 us short hundredweight (us cwt). Pound (lb) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system. Us Short Hundredweight (us cwt) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system.

Pounds: A Unit of Weight

Definition of the Pound

A pound is a unit of weight that measures how much force an object or substance exerts on a scale due to gravity. It is equal to 0.45359237 kilograms, or 16 ounces, or 7000 grains. One pound can also be written as lb or lbs.

History of the Pound

The pound was originally defined in ancient Rome as the mass of a bronze bar called a libra, which was divided into 12 ounces. The libra was later adopted by various regions and countries in Europe, such as England, France and Germany, with different values and subdivisions.

The pound as we know it today is based on the avoirdupois system, which was developed in the 13th century in France and England. The avoirdupois pound was standardized in 1959 by an international agreement among the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms.

The pound, as well as other units of weight, such as the ounce and the ton, were introduced in the 19th century as part of the imperial system of measurement that aimed to unify the units used in the British Empire. The pound was officially adopted by the International System of Units (SI) in 1960 as one of the seven base units.

How to Convert Pounds

To convert pounds to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the pound to the desired unit. For example, to convert pounds to kilograms, we need to know that one kilogram is equal to 2.2046226218 pounds. Therefore, one pound is equal to 0.45359237 kilograms.

Here are some common conversion factors for pounds:

  • 1 lb = 0.45359237 kg
  • 1 lb = 16 oz
  • 1 lb = 7000 gr
  • 1 lb = 0.0005 t
  • 1 lb = 0.0714285714 st

To convert from other units of weight to pounds, we need to use the inverse of these conversion factors. For example, to convert kilograms to pounds, we need to multiply by 2.2046226218.

Where Pounds are Used

The pound is a unit of weight that is widely used in the United States and some other countries that have historical ties with Britain, such as Canada and Australia. It is commonly used to measure the weight of people, animals, food, clothes and other everyday items. For example, an average adult male in the United States has a weight of about 198 lbs.

The pound is also used to measure some physical quantities such as force, pressure and torque. For example, one pound-force (lbf) is equal to one pound times the standard acceleration due to gravity (32.174 ft/s2).

Example Conversions of Pounds to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert pounds to other units of weight using the conversion factors given above:

  • 2 lb = 2 x 0.45359237 kg = 0.90718474 kg
  • 3 lb = 3 x 16 oz = 48 oz
  • 4 lb = 4 x 7000 gr = 28000 gr
  • 5 lb = 5 x 0.0005 t = 0.0025 t
  • 6 lb = 6 x 0.0714285714 st = 0.4285714284 st

Conclusion

The pound is a unit of weight that measures how much force an object or substance exerts on a scale due to gravity. It is equal to 0.45359237 kilograms, or 16 ounces, or 7000 grains. The pound is widely used in the United States and some other countries that have historical ties with Britain, such as Canada and Australia, as well as some physical quantities such as force, pressure and torque. To convert pounds to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the pound to the desired unit.

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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