# Long Hundredweights (UK) to Ton

## 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 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)