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America Almost Had Metric System: Would it be easier to be on the same terms as the rest of the world if we had had the metric system instead?

America Almost Had Metric System: Would it be easier to be on the same terms as the rest of the world if we had had the metric system instead?
  • The metric system should be the standard

    America is one of the few countries in the world that does not use the metric system. This makes it incredibly difficult to interface with other countries because their basis is a completely different measuring system. It's time to get rid of that unnecessary barrier and make the metric system the universal standard.

  • Yes, it would.

    We spend more time trying to learn the metric system when we are older than is necessary. If we had been using the metric system already, we might not have to take so much time to teach it to older students, and we might spend more time on science education.

  • Yes, if we learned the metric system from preschool then it would be easy and we'd be on the same terms as the rest of the world.

    Yes, the metric system is not hard if we learned it as young children. Having America on the metric system would make it much easier for us to be on the same terms as the rest of the world, which uses this system. One of these days we will have it. Might as well start teaching our kids now.

  • Yes, it would be easier for the United States to be on the same terms as the rest of the world if we had the metric system

    Yes, it would be easier for the United States to be on the same terms as the rest of the world if we had the metric system. If America had the metric system, the country would be more compatible with the countries in Europe. Furthermore, there would no longer be the pain of having to try to convert things to another system.

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