Definitely metric! I like metric units because they are divisible into smaller units by a factor of 10 or 100, so it makes doing math easier (e.g. at the supermarket, when comparing prices). Also, I love the fact that 1 cubic centimeter of water = 1 ml = 1g. You can interconvert (at least with water) between different measurements tht way, and at least get a 'ball-park' estimate for other liquids. You can't do it that easily with imperial! Also, if knitting or sewing, it is much easier to deal with small measurements in millimeters instead of in fractions of an inch which can get confusing when adding.
I like working with the metric system for similar reasons as Gisselle Maine. However, i grew up in the US using the Imperial system so after I'm done, i usually have to convert back into imperial so I can have a better sense of the size/volume/speed I calculate.
The metric system is simpler and easier once you get used to it.
The metric system is by far the easiest to work with due to standard units being multiplied by 1000 to reach the next standard. ie 1000 milimetres = 1 metre, 1000 metres = 1 kilometre; Saying that, I still prefer a pint of cold beer! I prefer to know my speed in miles per hour! I measure my height in feet and inches! I prefer knowing my weight in stones and pounds!
Will we ever totally convert to the metric system?
metric by far. it's easier to use and more accurate in most cases.
by Tom Ware 10 years ago
Why is it that most of the world went on to accept the Metric System of measurements, but the...United States, has stuck by the old hards, feet and inches; tons, pounds and ounces of the past. As an older man, I still 'think' in terms of these older measurements, though Australian, and...
by nightwork4 8 years ago
Will the U.S. ever turn to the metric system?as far as I know, they are the only country that still uses the standard system. it would make it easier for trading, measuring etc., for the U.S. to change but it isn't cheap to do so.
by ngureco 8 years ago
Why has the US refused to change to the metric system like the rest of the world?
by andrew savage 8 years ago
Where did the metric system come from?
by Cordlessaccount 10 years ago
Why does the US still use the imperial system?
by sjwigglywoo 8 years ago
Hi, I have just published a new hub on how to create a fish shaped celebration cake. I found it quite difficult to explain it was a lot easier to make the cake than to write the hub! Can I have some feed back please as I am not sure if the instructions are clear enough for people to follow and...
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