The Pros And Cons Of The Metric System

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America is the only industrialized nation not using the metric system. There are only other two countries that still are not using the metric, which are Burma and Liberia. That means out of the 196 countries in the world, only 3 countries including the US are still using the Imperial system. Both Burma and Liberia are some of the poorest countries in the world and, are considered developing countries. While neither of these countries are officially declared metric, they use this as their majority. Currently Burma is considering going metric and have started making plans, meaning in the near future we may be the only country left still using the Imperial system. A lot of the people living in Burma and Liberia are political refugees from countries that already use the metric system. So the majority of the people living in these countries are already using the metric system. The reason these two countries have not declared metric is because they are developing countries with bigger issues. This means the United States is singled out as the only country that is not using the metric system,…show more content…
As humans, we have ten fingers and toes, our species is based around ten. Percentages and the majority of other things are based around ten. We collectively think of most things in multiples of ten. A decimal-based system includes units of kilogram, meter, and liter. The prefixes include Milo, centi, deci, and kilo. It is easy to switch between the separate prefixes because they are all based on ten, meaning to switch between the decimal just needs to be moved to the left or right. This is one of the many reasons that this is the superior system of measurement. The way the temperature is measured is extremely simple. Water freezes at zero and boils at 100. That is the easiest way to design a system. Rather than water boiling at 212 degrees, and freezing at 32. The metric system is much more simpler, and easier to
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