Number of pounds in a ton

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How many pounds are there in a ton?


It is widely known the fact that the ton is a unit of measure.  It has an interesting history.  Keep in mind that in the United Kingdom the ton is defined as 2,240 pounds (1,016 kg).  On the other hand, in the United States of America and formerly Canada a ton is defined to be 2,000 pounds (907 kg).  It is interesting to know the fact that the 2240 lb ton is called “long ton” and the 2000 lb ton “short ton”.

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