Us Short Tons to Pounds Converter (us st to lb)
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us short tons to pounds
us stlb
1 us st 2000 lb
2 us st 4000 lb
3 us st 6000 lb
4 us st 8000 lb
5 us st 10000 lb
6 us st 12000 lb
7 us st 14000 lb
8 us st 16000 lb
9 us st 18000 lb
10 us st 20000 lb
11 us st 22000 lb
12 us st 24000 lb
13 us st 26000 lb
14 us st 28000 lb
15 us st 30000 lb
16 us st 32000 lb
17 us st 34000 lb
18 us st 36000 lb
19 us st 38000 lb
20 us st 40000 lb

How to convert

1 us short ton (us st) = 2000 pound (lb). Us Short Ton (us st) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system. Pound (lb) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system.

US Short Tons: A Unit of Weight

US short tons are a unit of weight that are used for measuring large masses, such as coal, iron, and steel. US short tons are also known as net tons or simply tons. The symbol for US short ton is tn or st.

Definition of the US Short Ton

The US short ton is defined as 2000 pounds, which is the common unit of weight in the US customary system of measurements. The US short ton is equal to 20 short hundredweight, each of which is 100 pounds. The US short ton is also equal to 0.893 long tons, which are used in the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth of Nations countries.

The US short ton is equal to about 907 kilograms or 0.907 tonnes. The US short ton is also equal to about 0.8929 tonnes-force.

How to Convert US Short Tons

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

  • To convert US short tons to avoirdupois pounds, multiply by 2000. For example, 10 tn = 10 x 2000 = 20000 lb.
  • To convert US short tons to long tons, multiply by 0.8929. For example, 5 tn = 5 x 0.8929 = 4.4645 LT.
  • To convert US short tons to tonnes, multiply by 0.9072. For example, 20 tn = 20 x 0.9072 = 18.144 t.
  • To convert US short tons to kilograms, multiply by 907.1847. For example, 15 tn = 15 x 907.1847 = 13607.7705 kg.
  • To convert US short tons to grams, multiply by 907184.7. For example, 25 tn = 25 x 907184.7 = 22679617.5 g.
  • To convert US short tons to milligrams, multiply by 907184700. For example, 30 tn = 30 x 907184700 = 27215541000 mg.

Where US Short Tons are Used

US short tons are used in different countries and regions for different applications and purposes. Here are some examples of where US short tons are used:

  • In the United States, US short tons are used for measuring weight, especially for coal, iron, steel, and other bulk commodities and goods.
  • In Canada, US short tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for coal, iron, steel, and other bulk commodities and goods.
  • In Mexico, US short tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for coal, iron, steel, and other bulk commodities and goods.
  • In some other countries that use the metric system, US short tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for international trade and commerce.

History of US Short Tons

US short tons have a relatively recent history that dates back to the late 19th century. Here are some highlights of the history of US short tons:

  • The US short ton was originally based on the weight of a tun or a large cask that could hold about 252 gallons of wine or ale.
  • The US short ton was part of the US customary system of measurements that was derived from the British imperial system of measurements that was used in the United States before its independence.
  • The US short ton was adopted by many industries and sectors in the United States as a standard unit of weight for coal, iron, steel, and other bulk commodities and goods.
  • The US short ton was also referred to as the net ton or simply the ton in some countries and contexts to distinguish it from the long ton used in the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth of Nations countries and the metric tonne used in most other countries.

Example Conversions of US Short Tons to Other Units

Here are some examples of conversions of US short tons to other units of weight:

  • 1 tn = 2000 lb
  • 1 tn = 0.8929 LT
  • 1 tn = 0.9072 t
  • 1 tn = 907.1847 kg
  • 1 tn = 907184.7 g
  • 1 tn = 907184700 mg
  • 1 tn = 31.4286 oz t
  • 1 tn = 628.5714 dwt
  • 1 tn = 31428.5714 gr
  • 1 tn = 0.0089 kN

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.



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