# Pounds to Metric Tons conversion

Pounds (lbs) to metric tons (t) weight (mass) conversion calculator and how to convert.

## Pounds to Tons conversion calculator

Enter the weight (mass) in pounds (lbs) and press the Convert button:

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#### Pounds to Metric Tons

One pound is defined as a unit of mass/weight equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. One pound is equal to 7,000 grains in the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems. The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbs, lbm, or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbs, 1 lbm, or 1 #.

One tonne is equal to 1,000 kilograms or 2,204.6 pounds, and is used throughout the world as a unit of mass/weight.[2] One tonne is also equal to 1 megagram. The metric ton should not be confused with short tons, used primarily in the US, or long tons, used primarily in the UK.

The metric ton is an SI accepted unit for weight for use with the metric system. A metric ton is sometimes also referred to as a tonne. Metric tons can be abbreviated as t, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Te, or MT. For example, 1 metric ton can be written as 1 t, 1 T, 1 Te, or 1 MT.

In the US the unit is referred to as the metric ton, while the rest of the world refers to it as the tonne. Most often it's still pronounced as tun, but it is sometimes pronounced tunny.

#### How to convert Pounds to Tons

1 pound (lb) is equal to 0.45359237 tons (t).

1 lb = 0.00045359237 t

The mass m in tons (t) is equal to the mass m in pounds (lb) times 0.00045359237:

m(t) = m(lb) × 0.00045359237

#### Example

Convert 5 lb to tons:

m(t) = 5 lb × 0.00045359237 = 0.002268 t

#### Pounds to Tons conversion table

Pounds (lb) Tons (t)
0 lb 0 t
0.1 lb 0.000045 t
1 lb 0.000454 t
2 lb 0.000907 t
3 lb 0.001361 t
4 lb 0.001814 t
5 lb 0.002268 t
6 lb 0.002722 t
7 lb 0.003175 t
8 lb 0.003629 t
9 lb 0.004082 t
10 lb 0.004536 t
20 lb 0.009072 t
30 lb 0.013608 t
40 lb 0.018144 t
50 lb 0.022680 t
60 lb 0.027216 t
70 lb 0.031751 t
80 lb 0.036287 t
90 lb 0.040823 t
100 lb 0.045359 t
1000 lb 0.453592 t

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