Long Hundredweights (UK) to Hundredweights

What is a long hundredweight?

A long hundredweight, also known as the imperial hundredweight, is a unit of weight commonly used in the United Kingdom and other countries that follow the imperial system of measurements.

It is equivalent to 112 pounds or approximately 50.802 kilograms. The long hundredweight is often used in trade and commerce for measuring bulk goods such as grains, coal, and other commodities.

In the metric system, the equivalent unit of weight to a long hundredweight is the metric ton, also known as a tonne. One metric ton is equal to 1,000 kilograms or approximately 2,204.62 pounds. When converting from long hundredweights to metric tons, one would divide the weight in long hundredweights by 20 to obtain the weight in metric tons. For example, if a shipment weighs 5 long hundredweights, it would be equivalent to 0.25 metric tons. The metric ton is the preferred unit of weight in most countries around the world due to its simplicity and ease of conversion in the metric system.

There are two types of hundredweights

There are two types of hundredweights; long and short.

Long hundredweights, also known as the imperial hundredweight, are a unit of measurement commonly used in the United Kingdom and other countries that follow the imperial system. One long hundredweight is equal to 112 pounds or approximately 50.802 kilograms. This unit is often used in trade and commerce for measuring heavy goods such as livestock, grain, and building materials.

Short hundredweights, also known as the net hundredweight, are a unit of measurement commonly used in the United States. One short hundredweight is equal to 100 pounds. This unit is often used in agriculture and trade to measure bulk goods such as grains, produce, and other commodities. Short hundredweights are denoted by the symbol "cwt" and are frequently used in the United States to simplify calculations and transactions involving large quantities of goods.