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Old 04-03-2011, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by evolvo
Again, that is why the metric system is the way to go, or the way we should have gone. It's all based on tens, just like our money. Look at it this way.
$1 = 1 mm.
Each mm is broken into 100 parts as $1 has 100 pennies.
So $.25 equals .25mm, $.89 = .89mm and so forth.
10mm = $10
100mm = $100
1000mm = $1000 and 1000mm = 1 meter
1000 meters = 1 kilometer

There now, that's easy as pi
Unfortunately we now have >310,000,000 people that just WILL NOT (can not?) learn that system. We could be like the Brits with their cars - measure distance in miles but buy petrol in litres. I mostly understand the system, but still have trouble visualizing the relationship to real life. For instance, the wheelbase for my '31 is 103.5 inches but in mm it's 2628.9 (103.5x25.4). How many folks would have the same problem. Then you get into acres vs hectares on how many millions of property deeds which some politician would make into law on property transfer would be required to be converted to the decimal system. This translates into costs to people as well as state, and local offices as well as banks/lenders - and it goes on and on and on.
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