# What is 1 tons equal to in pounds?

## What is 1 tons equal to in pounds?

ton, unit of weight in the avoirdupois system equal to 2,000 pounds (907.18 kg) in the United States (the short ton) and 2,240 pounds (1,016.05 kg) in Britain (the long ton). The metric ton used in most other countries is 1,000 kg, equivalent to 2,204.6 pounds avoirdupois.

## Does 1000 pounds equal 1 ton?

Pound to Ton Conversion Table

Pounds Tons
800 lb 0.4 t
900 lb 0.45 t
1,000 lb 0.5 t
2,000 lb 1 t

Why is a ton 2000 lbs?

History. The ton is derived from the tun, the term applied to a cask of the largest capacity. This could contain a volume between 175 and 213 imperial gallons (210 and 256 US gal; 800 and 970 l), which could weigh around 2,000 pounds (910 kg) and occupy some 60 cubic feet (1.7 m3) of space.

### How big is a ton of ice?

With ice it takes 144 Btus to melt one pound of ice at 32°.” Tim asked again, “How did we arrive at the system of using a ton?” Bob said, “A ton of ice is 2,000 pounds. It takes 288,000 Btus to melt one ton of ice (144 Btus per pound x 2000 pounds = 288,000 Btus).

### What do you mean by ton?

The definition of a ton is a unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds in the United States, Canada, South Africa and other countries and equal to 2,240 pounds in Great Britain, or is slang for a large amount.

How many ft are in a ton?

40 cubic feet
1 ton (40 cubic feet) = 1.133 cubic metres. 1 cubic metre = 0.883 cubic tons (35.32 cubic feet)

#### How many gallons are in a ton?

748.0519480519 gal
Ton Register to Gallon (US) Conversion Table

Ton Register [ton Reg] Gallon (US) [gal (US)]
1 ton reg 748.0519480519 gal (US)
2 ton reg 1496.1038961039 gal (US)
3 ton reg 2244.1558441558 gal (US)
5 ton reg 3740.2597402597 gal (US)

#### What is a ton hour?

Ton-Hour means a measure of the rate of energy transfer in the amount of 12,000 British Thermal Units per hour.