Units of Measure

Metric System

# Why you use the metric system?

###### Wiki User

###### September 21, 2010 12:17AM

It is better, the metric system is an improvement over

the English system in three major points:

1. One unit of measurement for each physical

quantity. No matter from which other

quantities of the SI system derived, yields

always the same unit.

2. Scalability by prefixes - combinations of

prefix and unit make for a plethora of

convenient combined units.

3. Decimal system - fractions are expressed in

decimal notation. Not only makes this the

notation unique, exhaustive and intuitively

comparable, but also allows unit conversion

without doing math - simply by shifts of the

decimal point.