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# How many lbs dose it equal to make one ton?

Updated: 6/7/2024

Wiki User

14y ago

In the United States, when people say "a ton," they're most often thinking of the short ton of 2,000 pounds.

In the UK, a ton is equal to the long ton of 2,240 pounds.

Depends which "ton" you want:

• 1 US (short) ton = 2,000 pounds
• 1 UK (long) ton = 2,240 pounds
• 1 metric ton (tonne) = 1000 kg ≈ 2,205 pounds

The international unit for mass is the kilogram; the tonne (t) is a multiple of kg but is only an "accepted" unit in SI - the correct name is megagram.

Short and long ton are obsolete units that make many confusions.
There are 2,000 pounds in every ton.

Wiki User

6y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

One ton (US short ton) equals 2000 pounds.

Wiki User

7y ago

The answer depends on what you mean by a tom.

1mo ago

There are 2000 pounds in one ton.

Wiki User

9y ago

2,000 pounds in the US.

Wiki User

14y ago

2000lb = 1 tonne

Wiki User

14y ago

1 short ton = 2000 pounds

Wiki User

14y ago

2000

Anonymous

Lvl 1
4y ago

2200

Anonymous

Lvl 1
3y ago

5,280 lbs