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How many pounds in a ton?
asked Dec 5, 2010 by triuser (1,768 points)

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it depends upon which "ton" you mean

1 long (or gross) ton = 2240 pounds (UK)

1 short (or net) ton = 2000 pounds (US)

1 tonne (i.e., a metric ton) = 2204.6 pounds

In the United States, when people say "a ton," they're thinking the short ton, or 2000 pounds.


answered Dec 5, 2010 by trianswer (22,754 points)
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1 short ton = 2000 pounds
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