# what does 2 tons equal in pounds

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### 2 Answers

To convert tons to pounds, first we convert tons in kilograms knowing that:

1 ton(metric) = 1000 kg

then:

2 tons(metric) = 2 x 1000 kg = 2000 kg

Now we convert kilograms into pounds, knowing that:

1 kg = 2.204622621848776 pounds

then:

2000 kg = 2000 x 2.204622621848776 = 4409.245243697552 pounds

So that:

**2 tons(metric) ≈ 4409.25 pounds**

I'll assume that the two units that you are looking at here are the imperial units of the **pound **and the **short ton.**

First, we want to find the **conversion** for **short tons** to **pounds, **which is pretty easy to find. A reliable source tells us that:

**1 short ton = 2000 pounds**

So, all you have to do is apply this conversion. If the number of tons is 2, and the number of pounds per ton is 2000, you can simply multiply 2 by 2000 to get the answer. So:

**2 **(Number of tons) * **2000** (Pounds in a ton) = **4000** (pounds in two tons)