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levistep32
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MEMERDANK
Con (against)

America should switch to the Metric System

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/2/2018 Category: Science
Updated: 1 month ago Status: Debating Period
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levistep32

Pro

The number system everyone commonly uses and is taught in schools is the decimal number system, where there are ten digits. (0, 1, 2 ,3 ,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) The metric system is a decimal system and is easy to convert units, like from centimeters to meters where you have to divide by 100, instead of the imperial inches to feet, where you have to divide by 12. It is also very consistent. Units are always x10 apart. Opposed to the imperial system where a foot consists of 12 inches which each consist of 16 units. Really?
MEMERDANK

Con

America should switch to the metric system. But that would be costly and very hard. Many people in America use the imperial system. By switching to an imperial system, America would be trying to change a system of measurement for every person in America.

America shouldn't switch to the metric system because learning both the imperial and metric system would is a way to remember that there is more than one way to measure things. There is always more than one way to measure things.

If you switched to metric, then you would have to change a lot of things. Planes would need to measure in kilometers instead of miles. Car GPS would need to be remade to adapt to the new system of measuring. That would be very expensive and very tedious.
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Posted by asta 1 month ago
asta
The US should. But how?
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