Americans of Reddit: what do you think about the metric system? Is it better or worse?

Americans of Reddit: what do you think about the metric system? Is it better or worse?

What do you think?

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  1. Im a hobbyist wood worker, I use the metric system more often than imperial. I hate counting out how many 16th of an inch I’m looking at, splitting things up into 10ths makes more more sense to me.

  2. It is very obviously better. But changing that in the US would take a ton of money so I don’t see that happening any time soon.

    I usually use metric for work, though.

  3. Well I read somewhere that architects love the imperial system because of how the numbers are more dividable 12 can be divided by 6 2, 3,4 while 10 or can only be divided by 5 or 2. I think its okay but I’ve just been taught imperial system so that’s what I use more often.

  4. Absolutely prefer metric. I teach elementary math, and metric just works seamlessly with base 10 (because it is.) The real question is when are we going to make time metric?

  5. 10 is divisible by 1, 2, 5 and 10.

    12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12.

    16 is divisible by 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16.

    Non-metric systems are more divisible, and therefore more versatile.

  6. It’s better for most things but not all things… I much prefer the standard system for any kind of threading work TPI makes so much more sense than the metric threading systems and you can fight me on it.

  7. It’s better for distance- and volume-based measurements (length, speed, weight, etc) thanks to easy conversions. That said, I’ll take Fahrenheit over Celsius any day, it’s more precise and better covers the range of temperatures at which humans live.

  8. I prefer it. It’s a lot easier to math with. The only reason we’re still on freedom units is because it would cost WAY too much for companies to switch over and then have to maintain.

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