# Would you approve the US joining the metric system? (meters, celsius, etc..)

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To make it even murkier, while 'muricans use miles per gallon to measure fuel efficiency (higher numbers are better), europeans measure fuel consumption using liters per 100 kilometers (lower numbers are better).

Doing the math tells an interesting story. Take a 30mpg sedan vs. a 15mpg pickup. We would say that the sedan is twice as fuel efficient as the truck. But if we want to decrease each vehicle's fuel consumption by 1 gallon over a 100 mile trip we need only boost the truck to 18mpg, whereas the sedan would need to hit 43mpg to save the same gallon of fuel. Fuel consumption is a linear scale, while efficiency sees diminishing returns the higher it goes.

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To make it spicy, the different stats are miles/gallon and litres/100km -- they are inverses of each other!

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You just proved my position . Thank you . The metric system is unnecessary and , at best , arbitrary . We Americans will stick with what we know and you may have your system/s . After all , isn't diversity a good thing ?

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I was just joking when I said metric is for people that can't handle Fractions.

When i see something like 11/ 32nds I cringe.

I actually like Decimal much better. I like to use this.

1.0 = 1 inch
0.5 = 1/2 inch
0.250 = quarter inch
0.125 = 8th
0.0625 = 16th
0.03125 = 32nd

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I'm a science teacher. Yes, US should move to metric. Science speaks in metric globally. The rest of the world is already on it, except for two tiny countries. One is Myanmar, the other is Liberia. Think about all the trade we're missing and all.

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Chem teacher here and I approve of this post.

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No, the US doesn't use the same Imperial measurements as in the UK.

For one thing, your pints are too small. How do any of you guys expect to get drunk?

https://uk.smartickmethod.com/blog/math/measurement-and-data/measurement-british-us/

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We may have gone with the smaller pint because we like our beer cold and the bigger pint is warmer at the bottom of the glass.
IIRC the strategy is to order another round before finishing what's in our hand, so we have a fresh frosty "pint" at all times.
And there is no problem at all getting drunk!

Personally I never liked our domestics much before I quit drinking so went to various foreign suppliers.
Then after I sobered up we got the craft beer thing and I can't really comment on the quality of US beers and ales today.
I did get some of the early boutique brews like the Sam Adams but can't recall the quality.
Cooking in Boston the waiters starting bringing them to the cooks at 10pm and we worked until 1:30.

Actually I can think of a few offensive things to say about today's Murican craft beers with all the fruity stuff going on.
But since I abstain from drinking I'll abstain from commenting!

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