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US Delay of metric Use

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Why is the United States so slow to adopt metric measurements? What problems does this cause for the United States? What benefits might it bring the United States? How might you resolve the gap between the United States' measurement system and that of the rest of the world?

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Problem: Why is the United States so slow to adopt metric measurements? What problems does this cause for the United States? What benefits might it bring the United States? How might you resolve the gap between the United States' measurement system and that of the rest of the world?

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"I NOW proclaim, 'this show be THE foot,' claimed the king!" This is what I just explained when describing the English system to my class this week. If that sounds ridiculous, it IS almost as amazing that the US is the only country ...

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This solution discusses the variety of factors that lead to America's failure to utilize worldwide metric systems. The problems caused by this are also discussed. The explanation is given in 275 words.

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