Ton FAQs:

Q: Is a ton a unit of measure?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a ton 20 hundredweight, each of 108 lb, giving a ton of 2,160 pounds?

A: Yes, In the nineteenth century in different parts of Britain, definitions of 2240, 2352, and 2400 lb were used, with 2000 lb for explosives; the legal ton was usually [sic] 2240 lb.

Q: Is a ton used chiefly in Great Britain?

A: Yes, and in statistics dealing with petroleum products, and is defined as 224 imperial gallons , the volume occupied by 1 long ton of water under the conditions that define the imperial gallon.

Q: Is a ton used to indicate 100,00?

A: Yes, and sed to indicate 100,000.

Q: Is a ton equivalent to 100 cubic feet of capacity?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a ton used for petroleum products such as aviation fuel?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a ton within 11% of both?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a ton sometimes spelled tonne?

A: Yes, but in more recent documents tonne refers exclusively to the metric ton.

Q: Is a ton now preferred?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a ton used in refrigeration and air conditioning to measure the rate of heat absorption?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a ton called "long ton" and the 2000 lb ton "short ton"?

A: Yes, the tonne is distinguished by its spelling, but usually pronounced the same as ton, hence the US term "metric ton". In the UK the final "e" of "tonne" can also be pronounced , or "metric ton" when it is necessary to make the distinction.

Q: Is a ton the heaviest unit of weight referred to in colloquial speech?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a ton a unit of power?

A: Yes, and sometimes called a ton of refrigeration.

Q: Is a ton colloquially used to refer to 100 of a given unit?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a ton defined as 2,240 avoirdupois pounds?

A: Yes, This is equivalent to 20 hundredweight, a hundredweight being eight stone, and a stone weighing 14 pounds.

Q: Is a ton 20 hundredweight?

A: Yes, and the long hundredweight and the short hundredweight being 112 and 100 pounds respectively.

Q: Is a ton equal to 40 cubic feet?

A: Yes, but historically it has had several different definitions.

Q: Is a ton also used informally?

A: Yes, and often as slang, to mean a large amount of something, material or not.

Q: Is a ton commonly abbreviated as RT?

A: Yes.