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# What object weights one ton?

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Fully grown brown bears and polar bears weigh approximately 1 ton. There are many different animals and objects that can weigh 1 ton. In 2012, a pumpkin grown by a farmer in Rhode Island weighed just over 1 ton, coming in at 2,009 pounds.

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In general, 1 ton is said to equal 2,000 pounds, but some countries outside the United States consider 1 ton to equal 2,240 pounds. The 2,000-pound ton is sometimes referred to as a "short" ton, while the 2,240-pound ton is called the "long" ton. In comparison, most cars weigh approximately 1/2 ton, and a fully grown elephant can top 7 tons.

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If pure water is being measured, one ton equals 907.184 liters. In order to fully convert one ton to liters, however, the density of the liquid being measured must be known.

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There are 31.75 gallons in 1 ton of water. A ton is equal to 2,000 pounds and each gallon is composed of 8.33 pounds; a gallon measures the amount of liquid volume of a substance while a ton measures the true weight of a substance.

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There are approximately 358 U.S. gallons per metric ton. According to conversion tables at the Iowa State University website, 1 United States gallon is equal to 0.002791 metric tons. Conversely, there are 1/0.002791 gallons per metric ton, which works out to 358.294518 U.S. gallons per metric ton.