

Convert Pounds to Us Short Hundredweights (lb to us cwt) ▶ Conversion Table
How to convert1 us short hundredweight (us cwt) = 100 pound (lb). Us Short Hundredweight (us cwt) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system. Pound (lb) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system. An Introduction to US Short HundredweightsUS 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 HundredweightsA 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 HundredweightsUS 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 baseten 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 HundredweightsUS 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 UsedUS 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:
Example Conversions of US Short Hundredweights to Other UnitsHere are some example conversions of US short hundredweights to other units:
Pounds: A Unit of WeightA 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. How to Convert PoundsTo 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:
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. Español Russian Français 
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