Posted by Eins on July 13, 2002 at 09:04:04:

In Reply to: Re: this isn't quite a victory of the metric system posted by Jason on July 12, 2002 at 23:12:38:

Show me a few real-life examples where an imperial-derived system is easier to work with than metric, and you have converted me.

To illustrate my point, just look at the basic units between the US and the Metric system (I apologize if the formatting screws up):

The US System of Measurements

Length Area

12 inches = 1 foot 144 sq. inches = 1 square foot

3 feet = 1 yard 9 sq. feet = 1 square yard

220 yards = 1 furlong 4840 sq. yards = 1 acre

8 furlongs = 1 mile 640 acres = 1 square mile

5280 feet = 1 mile 1 sq.mile = 1 section

1760 yards = 1 mile 36 sections = 1 township

Volume

1728 cu. inches = 1 cubic foot

27 cu. feet = 1 cubic yard

Capacity (Dry) Capacity (Liquid)

16 fluid ounces = 1 pint

2 pints = 1 quart 4 gills = 1 pint

8 quarts = 1 peck 2 pints = 1 quart

4 pecks = 1 bushel 4 quarts = 1 gallon (8 pints)

Mass

437.5 grains = 1 ounce Troy Weights

16 ounces = 1 pound (7000 grains) 24 grains = 1 pennyweight

14 pounds = 1 stone 20 pennyweights = 1 ounce (480 grains)

100 pounds = 1 hundredweight [cwt] 12 ounces = 1 pound (5760 grains)

20 cwt = 1 ton (2000 pounds)

Apothecaries' Measures Apothecaries' Weights

60 minims = 1 fl.dram 20 grains = 1 scruple

8 fl.drams = 1 fl.ounce 3 scruples = 1 dram

16 fl.ounces = 1 pint 8 drams = 1 ounce (480 grains)

12 ounces = 1 pound (5760 grains)

The Metric System of Measurements

Length Area

10 millimetres = 1 centimetre 100 sq. mm = 1 sq. cm

10 centimetres = 1 decimeter 10 000 sq. cm = 1 sq. metre

10 decimetres = 1 metre 100 sq. metres = 1 are

10 metres = 1 decametre 100 ares = 1 hectare

10 decametres = 1 hectometre 10 000 sq. metres = 1 hectare

10 hectometres = 1 kilometre 100 hectares = 1 sq. kilometre

1000 metres = 1 kilometre 1 000 000 sq. metres = 1 sq. kilometre

Volume Capacity

1000 cu. mm = 1 cu. cm 10 millilitres = 1 centilitre

1000 cu. cm = 1 cu. decimetre 10 centilitree = 1 decilitre

1000 cu. dm = 1 cu. metre 10 decilitres = 1 litre

1 million cu. cm = 1 cu. metre 1000 litres = 1 cu. metre

Mass

1000 grams = 1 kilogram

1000 kilograms = 1 tonne

"Every worthwhile accomplishment has a price tag in terms of hard work, patience, faith, and endurance." --- Ted Engstrom

- Re: Then go ahead and convert me
**Jason***02:44:52 07/16/02*(0) - Metric vs Imperial
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**Jason***02:39:59 07/16/02*(0)

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