Us Short Hundredweights to Troy Pounds Converter (us cwt to lb t)
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us short hundredweights to troy pounds
us cwtlb t
1 us cwt 121.5278 lb t
2 us cwt 243.0556 lb t
3 us cwt 364.5833 lb t
4 us cwt 486.1111 lb t
5 us cwt 607.6389 lb t
6 us cwt 729.1667 lb t
7 us cwt 850.6944 lb t
8 us cwt 972.2222 lb t
9 us cwt 1093.75 lb t
10 us cwt 1215.2778 lb t
11 us cwt 1336.8056 lb t
12 us cwt 1458.3333 lb t
13 us cwt 1579.8611 lb t
14 us cwt 1701.3889 lb t
15 us cwt 1822.9167 lb t
16 us cwt 1944.4444 lb t
17 us cwt 2065.9722 lb t
18 us cwt 2187.5 lb t
19 us cwt 2309.0278 lb t
20 us cwt 2430.5556 lb t

How to convert

1 us short hundredweight (us cwt) = 121.5277778 troy pound (lb t). Us Short Hundredweight (us cwt) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system. Troy Pound (lb t) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system.

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.

Troy Pounds: A Unit of Weight

Troy pounds are a unit of weight that are used for measuring precious metals, such as gold, silver and platinum. Troy pounds are derived from the French word troye, which was the name of a market town in France where English merchants traded in the Middle Ages. The symbol for troy pound is lb t.

Definition of the Troy Pound

The troy pound is defined as 12 troy ounces, which are each 20 pennyweights, which are each 24 grains. The troy grain is equal to the avoirdupois grain, which is one seven-thousandth of an avoirdupois pound. The troy ounce is heavier than the avoirdupois ounce, but the troy pound is lighter than the avoirdupois pound.

The troy pound is equal to about 0.8229 avoirdupois pounds or 0.3732 kilograms. The troy ounce is equal to about 1.0971 avoirdupois ounces or 31.1035 grams. The troy grain is equal to about 0.0648 milligrams.

How to Convert Troy Pounds

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

  • To convert troy pounds to avoirdupois pounds, multiply by 0.8229. For example, 10 lb t = 10 x 0.8229 = 8.229 lb.
  • To convert troy pounds to avoirdupois ounces, multiply by 13.1657. For example, 5 lb t = 5 x 13.1657 = 65.8285 oz.
  • To convert troy pounds to tons (short), divide by 1216.05. For example, 20 lb t = 20 / 1216.05 = 0.0164 ton.
  • To convert troy pounds to kilograms, multiply by 0.3732. For example, 15 lb t = 15 x 0.3732 = 5.598 kg.
  • To convert troy pounds to grams, multiply by 373.2417. For example, 25 lb t = 25 x 373.2417 = 9331.0425 g.
  • To convert troy pounds to milligrams, multiply by 373241.7216. For example, 30 lb t = 30 x 373241.7216 = 11197251.648 mg.

Where Troy Pounds are Used

Troy pounds are used in different countries and regions for different applications and purposes. Here are some examples of where troy pounds are used:

  • In most countries that use the SI system, troy pounds are not used for measuring weight, but only for measuring precious metals, such as gold, silver and platinum.
  • In the United States, troy pounds are used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver coins and bullion.
  • In Canada, Australia and New Zealand, troy pounds are used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver coins and bullion.
  • In the United Kingdom, troy pounds are used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver coins and bullion.
  • In India, troy pounds are used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver jewelry.

History of Troy Pounds

Troy pounds have a long history that dates back to ancient times. Here are some highlights of the history of troy pounds:

  • The troy pound was originally based on the weight of a Roman libra, which was a unit of mass used in ancient Rome that was equivalent to about 328 grams.
  • The troy pound was used in different systems of measurement, such as the Roman system, the Byzantine system, the Arabic system and the English system. It varied from about 350 grams to about 400 grams depending on the region and the time period.
  • The troy pound was standardized by royal statutes and international agreements in different periods of history. For example, in 1527 an act of Henry VIII fixed the troy pound at exactly 5760 grains; in 1828 an act of Congress adopted the troy pound 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, which made the troy ounce exactly 31.1034768 grams.

Example Conversions of Troy Pounds to Other Units

Here are some examples of conversions of troy pounds to other units of weight:

  • 1 lb t = 0.8229 lb
  • 1 lb t = 13.1657 oz
  • 1 lb t = 0.000411 ton
  • 1 lb t = 0.3732 kg
  • 1 lb t = 373.2417 g
  • 1 lb t = 373241.7216 mg
  • 1 lb t = 12 oz t
  • 1 lb t = 240 dwt
  • 1 lb t = 5760 gr
  • 1 lb t = 0.3671 stone



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