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# How many pounds are in a ton?

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Apr 11, 2016

In US $2000$ pounds and in UK $2240$ pounds.

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There are two types of ton used in different measuring systems.

While in US (and Canada) we have got a shorter ton which is equal to $2000$ pounds,

in UK and some other countries, ton is some what bigger and is equivalent to $2240$ pounds.

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