Questions and answers on how to convert things from one unit or system to another



Postby Guest » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:17 am

:( How do I convert gallons to tons?

Re: Conversions

Postby buckee » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:28 am

Guest wrote::( How do I convert gallons to tons?

A gallon is a measure of volume.
A ton is a measure of mass.
It depends on what material you are considering.
1 gallon of water weighs a lot less than a gallon of mercury.

However, if we are talking about water, a gallon of water weighs 8.33 pounds/gallon.
So 1 gallon = 8.33 pounds / 2000 pounds per ton = 0.004165 tons.
Therefore 1000 gallons = 4.165 tons
Use at your own risk as I am not a mathematician,
and as always, check my math!
Hope this helps.

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