# Lbs to tonnes conversion (pound to metric ton)

Lbs to tonnes conversion (pound to metric ton) is a piece of cake with our pound to metric ton conversion calculator.

**Input your value in the box with pound selected and get your answer instantly. **You can change the unit by selecting from the dropdown list.

## Pound

### Symbol

The symbol for the pound is "lb."

### Description

A pound is a unit of mass that's heavier than a gram but lighter than one kilogram. By definition, exactly 0.45359237 kilograms is termed as one pound. Therefore, one kilogram is about 2.20462 lbs.

To convert lb to g, you need to multiply lb value by 453.59237 and you will have the equivalent gram. Inversely, to convert gram to pound, divide gram value by 453.59237.

Pound is so defined that 16 ounces make one pound. So 8 ounces make 0.5 lbs.

### History

Pound was originally based on the weight of grains or seeds dating back to ancient times. Over time, standardized pounds emerged, such as the avoirdupois pound (the common pound used today) used in the United States.

Despite the metric system being prevalent in most parts of the world, the pound remains a familiar unit of measurement in the United States and other countries with historical ties to British influence.

### Use

Pounds are widely used in the United States for various purposes, especially for everyday weight measurements like body weight, groceries, or packages.

## Metric ton

### Symbol

The symbol for tonne is "t." However, unofficially "mt", "MT" or "Mt"are also used.

### Description

A tonne or metric ton is a large unit of mass. It is originally a no-SI unit that has been accepted to be used in the SI system. It is defined as 1000 kilograms or approximately 2204.62 pounds.

There are two other units very closely related to metric ton or tonne - short ton and long ton. Short ton is used predominantly in USA and Canada. A short ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds, or 908 kilograms. Long ton, on the other hand, is used in United Kingdom. It id defined as 1,016 kg or 2,240 avoirdupois pounds.

So if you want to convert metric ton to pounds, be sure to multiply the tonne value by 2,204.62 to get the equivalent pound value. For tonne to kilograms conversion, multiply the tonne value by 1,000. For t to g conversion, multiply ton value by 1,000,000.

### History

The tonne has its roots in the development of the metric system during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The term "tonne" originated from the French word "tonneau," meaning barrel, reflecting its early use in trade.

### Use

It's often used to measure the weight of heavy objects or large quantities of goods, such as vehicles, construction materials, or goods shipments.

### How to convert pound to metric ton?

Wondering how many pound in ton? More than 2204. So if you convert pound to metric ton, you get 0.0004536 metric ton. For lbs to tonnes conversion, you have to divide the pound value by 0.0004536 or multiply it by 2,204.6226.

1 lb = 0.0004536 metric ton (t)

2,204.6226 lb = 1 metric ton (t)

## Pound to Metric ton conversion table

Pound | Metric ton |
---|---|

0.01 lb | 0.000004536 t |

0.1 lb | 0.000045 t |

1 lb | 0.000454 t |

2 lb | 0.000907 t |

3 lb | 0.001361 t |

5 lb | 0.002268 t |

10 lb | 0.004536 t |

20 lb | 0.009072 t |

100 lb | 0.045359 t |

1000 lb | 0.453592 t |

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