Why is it important that you understand are able to use the metric system?
All the world except for the United States uses the metric system, so if you plan to travel anywhere, you need to know the metric system. Also, all scientists use the metric system because it is much easier to work with.
Because virtually everyone uses it. The recalcitrant countries are USA, Liberia, Burma and some Caribbean Islands. Even in these countries, most scientists use the metric system. Finally, the metric system is so simple that even a child of 5 can master it whereas the conventional system requires fluency in multiplication by 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16 and possible others.
# It's just plain simpler to use a system based on the number 10. # The metric system is part of the International Standards system. It's used in science, as to be able to standardize calculations. # Apart from the USA, the whole world has implemented the metric system for international trade purposes.
the metric system is important to science because without it scientists would not be able to accurately measure units +++ Not so. You can measure anything accurately in any system of units you like provided the measuring-instruments themselves are accurate to that system. Science now uses the SI scales which are a derived version of the metric system, is mathematically coherent (though not always very practical for everyday use) and vitally, is now the only…