**Definitions:**

**Slug** (abbreviations: **ps2pf, or lb.s2/ft**): is a unit of mass in the weight-based system of measures, especially within the British Imperial measurement system and in the United States customary measures system. Systems of measure either define mass and derive weights or define a base weight and derive a mass unit. It is the mass that is accelerated by 1 ft/s2 when a force of one pound (lbf) is applied on it.

**Metric Tonne** (abbreviations: **metric ton, or metric tons, or ton, or tons**): is a SI metric unit of mass, also known as tonne. Although, it is used principally as a unit of mass, it has acquired a number of meanings and uses over long years. It is equivalent to 1,000 kilograms (Kg), or one megagram (Mg), or approximately 2,204.6 pounds (lb), or 1.10 short tons (US), or 0.984 long tons (imperial).

## How to Convert Slugs to Metric Tonnes

*Example: How many metric tonnes are equivalent to 85.35 slugs?*

As;

1 slugs = 0.01459 metric tonnes

85.35 slugs = Y metric tonnes

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 85.35 times 0.01459 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 85.35 * 0.01459 / 1 = 1.2452565 metric tonnes

Answer is: 1.2452565 metric tonnes are equivalent to 85.35 slugs.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into ton:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 25.57 slug

( ii ) 28.91 slug

( iii ) 56.83 slug