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: I live in New Zealand, where we have been metric for a long time.
: I'm 35, so brought up with both systems but err towards metric.
: I like being conversant in both systems.

: I think imperial is great for approximate measurements. It has
: units that are easier to conceptualise than their metric
: equivalents. Visualising, for example, 8' is a lot easier than
: 2.4m (for me anyway!). But for accuracy and especially
: communicating values, nothing beats metric.

: One way that imperial walks all over metric is the ease with which
: you can create fractions. 12 inches can be divided up into 1/12,
: 1/6, 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2. Whereas 10 cm can only be divided
: conveniently into 1/10, 1/5 and 1/2. The ability to express 1/3
: and related measurements in whole units is especially useful. I
: imagine that this is the reason we have 12" = 1', 360deg in
: a circle, 60min in an hour, etc.

: Although I have never understood why a stone is 14lb. Now that's
: just weird. 16oz = 1lb isn't a lot better.

: Cheers, Ian

Btw, easy to tell it's winter here in the northern hemisphere, in the summer this thread wouldn't happen .

Bill H.

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