Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    US Delay of metric Use

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Please help answer the following questions.

    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?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 1:57 am ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/international-development/trade-and-economics/us-delay-of-metric-use-418623

    Solution Preview

    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?

    Solution:
    "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 ...

    Solution Summary

    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.

    $2.19

    ADVERTISEMENT