How to Convert CWT to Pounds

One cwt. equals 100 lb.
••• Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images

Though the metric and American systems of measurement have different units and organizational methods, the two sometimes borrow from each other. One such borrowing is the hundredweight (cwt.) unit. Based on a grouping of a power of ten, the structure of a hundredweight, which equals a hundred pounds (lb.), may appear more like a hectogram, a unit comprised of 100 grams, than the 16 ounces that make up each individual pound. By working with this hundredfold difference between hundredweights and pounds through various methods, you can easily convert between the weight measurements.

    Multiply the weight in hundredweights by 100 to convert to an equivalent in pounds. For an example, 5 cwt. multiplied by 100 converts to 500 lb.

    Add two zeros to the right end of the hundredweight measurement to convert to pounds. For example, 10 cwt. with two zeros added to the right end becomes 1,000 lb. If the hundredweight measurement has a decimal point, then just shift the decimal point two positions to the right: 10.1 cwt. becomes 1,010 lb.

    Convert from hundredweights to pounds with an online conversion program, available in Resources. Type the hundredweight number into the space next to the "hundredweight (US)" label. the converted measurement in pounds will appear just below it.

    Tips

    • If converting long hundredweights of the imperial system, multiply the hundredweight by 112 to convert to pounds.

Related Articles

How to Convert MG/DL to MG/ML
How to Convert Cups to Pounds
How to Convert Tenths to Hundredths
How to Convert MBH to Tons
How to Convert Tenths of a Pound to Ounces
How to Convert Grams Per Meter Squared to Pounds Per...
How to Convert From Pounds to Kilograms
How to Read Roman Numerals
How to Convert Bushels to Hundredweight
How to Calculate Time With 100 Minute Clock
How to Convert FT LB to IN LB
How to Convert SCM to SCF
How to Calculate Tons
Gallons to Kilograms Conversion
How to Convert KBTU to BTU
How to Calculate Moles from Molecular Weight
How to Convert Grams to Ounces & Pounds
How to Convert Pounds Into Kilograms in Two Simple...
How to Calibrate a Cen-Tech Digital Pocket Scale
How to Convert Horsepower to Foot Pounds