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cwt

ID:15868
GUID:-
Type:UNIT
Version:17
Version date:2013-02-22
Status:DRAFT
Owner:IFD-Nederland

Names

en-INcwt
en-INhundredweight
nl-NLcentenaar
nl-NLcwt
nl-NLEngelse centenaar

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hundredweight
1 cwt (UK) = 1 long cwt (US) = 112 lb (exactly) = 50.80235 kg.<br />1 cwt (US) = 100 lb (exactly) = 45.359237 kg (exactly)
[ISO 31-03:1992.3-01.B.d]


Hudred weight
Hundred weight or hundredweight is a unit of measurement for mass in U.S. customary units and was historically used in the Imperial system in the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth. However, its definition differs in the two systems. In Imperial units, a hundredweight ('long') is defined as 112 pounds avoirdupois, or 8 stone, or four quarters (50.80234544 kg). This is so close to 50 kg that the transition to metric equivalents has been easy. In U.S. customary units, a hundredweight ('short') is defined as 100 pounds (equivalent to 45.359237 kg). The short hundredweight is also the normal hundredweight in Canada.
[Wikipedia (En)]