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Pj asked in Science & MathematicsOther - Science · 6 months ago

WHY!? do we have different sayings here? Celsius Fahrenheit Pounds Kilos Ounces Shoe size US EU this that this that?

im sick of conversions and converting and getting stuck there all the time.

someone lay me out a table i will imprint

4 Answers

  • CRR
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Only the USA and Burma are still fully using imperial units, and the USA has a few measurements such as the ton and gallon that are all their own. Liberia and the UK are partially metricated.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    I have a dream that we will someday have a global electronic information network right at our fingertips. Someday, perhaps, someday....

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  • 6 months ago

    I agree with you!!!!

    It all depends on the country you are resident in.

    The USA has it own 'Inches' , 'Feet', 'Gallons', miles' etc., they are slightly different from the old imperial weight and measures.

    In the European Community (EC) as a result of the French Revolution(1789) everything is metric. ,'Centimetres', grammes', etc.,

    In Great Britain we orignially had the Imperial Weight and Measures system, 'pounds(lbs)', 'Miles', 'pints'. etc.,

    However on joining the 'EU' in 1974 ,we tried to convert everything to metric. However, there was resistance to change , and so we ended up with a complete mess in our weights and measures system. Whereby, beer is sold in 'pints' , but 'petrol/gasoline' is sold in litres. We also changed our currency from 'pounds, shillings and pence (L.s.d) to a metric system of pounds and pence (L.p.) to be in line with Europe. However, when the 'Euro' was created , there was resistance on changing from the 'pounds' (L.p). to Euros. So we do not trade in 'Euros' , but pounds.

    With respect to temperature, UK was originally, Fahrenheit, after the German physicist giving 0oF as the lowest temperature he could reach. The metric system degrees C deemed 0oC to be the freezing point of water.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    There are dozens of such table available online, and your phone probably also has a converter. Mine does.

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