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What is a gram?

A gram is a unit of mass in the metric system, equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. It is commonly used to measure small amounts of mass, such as the weight of food ingredients, jewelry, or medication. The gram is represented by the symbol "g" and is a fundamental unit in the International System of Units (SI).

There is more than one type of ton

There are three common types of ton; the metric ton (tonne), long ton and short ton.

The metric tonne, also spelled as metric ton, which is equivalent to 1,000 kilograms or approximately 2,204.62 pounds. The metric tonne is widely used in countries that have adopted the metric system for their measurements. It is commonly used in industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, and shipping for its ease of conversion and consistency in calculations. Further information can be found on this unit here: Metric Tonne.

The Long Ton, also known as the Imperial Ton, is a unit of weight commonly used in the United Kingdom and some other countries. It is equivalent to 2,240 pounds or 1,016 kilograms. The Long Ton is primarily used in trade and commerce for goods that are transported by sea. Further information can be found here: Long ton (Imperial ton).

The short ton is used predominantly in the United States and is equivalent to 2,000 pounds. This unit of measurement is commonly used in industries such as shipping, construction, and agriculture. More information here: Short ton (American ton)


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