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Saturday, 07 July 2007 09:54 Last Updated on Friday, 21 September 2012 02:18
How tall are you? How much do you weigh? You can actually measure yourself using the standardized units of measurements. These units mostly follow the metric system. The metric system is used in a variety of application across disciplines and across nations. Did you know that the metric system is used and followed by all nations, except for three countries - Burma, Liberia and the United States? In the United States, the use of the English systems of measurement is common instead of the metric system. But other countries prefer to choose the metric system as for practical reasons. Looking back at your science and mathematics lessons, learning the systems of measurements basically taught you the skills of determining the precise dimensions, weight and volume of objects and more.
Metre.info understands that all those years of tedious worksheets and laboratory work are things of your past. But you cannot deny the many times that the knowledge and skill that you have gotten from your early education came in handy in doing various tasks in both your personal and work life. Anywhere you go and in any thing that you do, you are bound to face challenges that will compel you to look back and remember how you performed, managed, calculated and used measurements in school. So stop second-guessing what you know so far. The next time you answer questions like “how many meters are there in a mile?” or “how many kilos do you get in a pound?”, you will not guess – you simply know.