Why is the metric system important?
Because it is used all over the world.
# 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 Act of 1866" was significant because it recognized the metric system as a legal system of measurement in the United States. Basically, it said that the metric system was reliable enough to be used in the U.S. The act is sometimes referred to as the Kasson Act, after Congressman John A. Kasson of Iowa, who chaired the House Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures.
Generally we measure the distances in meters and centimeters . before knowing about metric system we know what is metric system? Metric system:it is also known as SI system but it is called the international system. Before 1970 this system is known as metric system In SI system the distance is measured with meters.