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Q: Is a ton a customary or metric?

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a metric ton

Depends on if by 'customary' you're referring to a short ton or a long ton. A short ton is less than a metric ton; a long ton is more than a metric ton.

a ton = 2000 lbs a metric ton (tonne) = 2205

There are two types of tonnes, with a slightly different mass. A ton is equal to 2000 pounds. Another type of ton (sometimes called "metric ton" to clarify) is equal to 1000 kilograms.

1 'customary' ton = 2,000 pounds, anywhere 1 metric ton = 1,000 kilograms of mass It weighs 2,204.6 pounds on Earth, but different amounts in other places.

Metric tonne is 2205 lbs so it's way larger than a ton. A long ton is 2240 lbs so it's a little larger than a tonne.

It is a customary unit.

The opposing systems are imperial and metric, not customary. But, meters are metric.

The pound is NOT a metric unit.

customary

It is customary.

One 'metric ton'. On earth, that much mass weighs roughly 2204.62 pounds (rounded), or 10.23% more than a 'customary' ton.

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