The United States Should Go From The Metric System

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The debate on whether or not the United States should go to the metric system has been ongoing for years and still to this day the United States uses the English System of Measurements. It includes the inch, foot, yard and mile, along with many other units of measurement. The United States is one of three countries that still use other systems of measurement instead of going metric. The other two countries that have not adopted to using the metric system are Liberia and Burma, also known as Myanmar.

The metric system is simply a unit of measure. It is used in medicine, science and engineering. This system makes it easier to make conversions by moving the decimal either to the left or right. It also has stability by using prefixes and each unit has only one value, regardless of what is being measured or who is measuring. There are fewer measures to learn in the metric system than in the English Customary System. Instead of having to remember that there are 12 inches in a foot, 3 feet in a yard and 1760 yards in a mile, it would be much easier to multiply or divide a number by a certain power of 10.

It would be much easier for the United States to communicate to the rest of the world by switching to the metric system. Everything that is important to the future of our country and economy, such as industry, science business and exports, is already using the metric system. Units in the English system of measurements such as the foot and gallon are all based on the
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