What Is 37 Tons Equivalent to?

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A ton is a very specific unit of measurement used to identify weight. Find out what 37 tons is equivalent to with help from a mathematics educator in this free video clip.

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Hi. My name is Jimmy Chang and we're here to discuss what is 37 tons equivalent to. Now, when we think of tons we generally think of a lot of you know, heavy things only because you know, tons, one ton is equal to 2000 pounds. So, when we're thinking about tons the context tends to be you know, cars or other like construction vehicles, even really large animals such as elephants, we think of you know elephants tend to weigh in the tons range when they reach adulthood. So, when it comes to 37 tons, you can think of it as several vehicles or several elephants. You know, what have you depending on the context. But to kind of give you another perspective, think about this. If you, let's just say we want to convert it to pounds. Well, as we had talked about before, if you want to convert it to pounds, and you're converting from tons, one ton is equal to 2000 pounds. So, the tons will cancel and you just multiply 37 times 2000 which would give you 74,000 pounds. So, again that's the equivalent of several vehicles, several you know, large animals depending. But basically that's pretty much how you look at it. So, I'm Jimmy Chang and that is what 37 tons is equivalent to.

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