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In everyday life, we come across various units of mass. Two of these units are the ton and the kilogram. They are often used to indicate the mass of larger objects or substances, such as vehicles, bulk goods, or in the construction and transportation sector.
A ton is a unit of measurement used in the metric system to express mass. It is generally accepted as a unit of weight (mass). It is equal to 1000 kilograms. The word 'ton' comes from the Old French word 'tun', which means a large cask that was used in shipping. The ton was officially adopted as a unit of mass by the Second General Conference on Weights and Measures in 1889.
A kilogram (kg) is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI). It is equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram, a platinum-iridium standard that is kept by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.
The ratio between a ton and a kilogram is quite simple: 1 ton is equal to 1000 kilograms. This ratio makes it easy to convert between these two units of mass. For example, if you know that a car weighs 1.5 tons, then that car weighs 1500 kilograms.
The conversion factor between a ton and a kilogram is 1000. This means that to convert a mass in tons to kilograms, you must multiply the number of tons by 1000.
1 ton = 1000 kilograms
Conversely, to convert a mass in kilograms to tons, you must divide the number of kilograms by 1000.
1 kilogram = 0.001 tons