# ton

The ton is a unit of mass measurement used to describe quantities equivalent to 1 000 kilograms.

## International System of Units

Metric ton: (abbreviation: t)
In the International System of Units, the kilogram is used as the primary unit of mass measurement. Following the metric prefix rule of the International System of Units the term megagram (1 Mg 106 g), but the metric ton is accepted as a secondary unit. The metric ton is the third multiple of the kilogram and the sixth of the gram.
Ex: 1 000 kilograms is equal to 1 ton so 12 000 kilograms is equal to 12 tons. Equivalences 1 metric ton or megagram is equal to:
1 000 000 g
100 000 dag
10 000 hg
1 000 kg
100 mag
10 q

## Imperial system of measurements

In this system there are two different mass units called ton:
Short or North American ton: (abbreviation: T or Ton) is equivalent to 2 000 avoirdupois pounds, or 907.18474 kg, and in the English language it is called short ton, it is also called ton (Ton), or always abbreviated with an uppercase (T), as distinguished from the lowercase (t) used to abbreviate to metric ton.
Equivalences:
14 000 000 grains
512 000 drachmas avoirdupois
32,000 avoirdupois ounces
2 000 pounds avoirdupois
80 arrobas
20 yards short
4 short bedrooms
Long or British ton: The long ton remains in use in both the UK and the US, where it is commonly used to measure ship displacement, the volume-weight of transporting fuels, and in the trade of baled and bulk commodities. goods such as iron ore and elemental sulfur. A long ton is equivalent to 1 016.0469088 kg, and in the English language it is called a long ton or weight ton.
Equivalences:
15 680 000 grains
573 400 drachmas avoirdupois
35 840 ounces avoirdupois
2 240 pounds avoirdupois
160 stones
20 yards long
4 long quarters The old Portuguese ton (before 1862) was equivalent to 54 arrobas of 14.6866 kg (weight) and 50 almudes (liquid capacity). It was equivalent to 793.1412 kg.

## See also

International System of Units
mass units
displacement ton

## References