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The metric system for you Americans !

The metric system for you Americans !

ElectricToaster67

Thanks for the ideas! Dekafoot=3.048 m Hectofoot=30.48 m Kilofoot=304.8 m Dekapound=4.536 kg Hectopound=45.36 kg Kilopound=453.6 kg /s, I'm not American


Tyrone3542

I’m not sure how to respond to this


ElectricToaster67

Yet you did


Cvb033

You’ve won Reddit for the day sir


USS_Monitor

Yes, yes. Now kill him, dewit.


AHAAAAAAH

God the giga and micro word is really kinky


[deleted]

Wait, what?


AHAAAAAAH

Size fetishes are a living exa amd atto


Ishtarica

Boku no *Pico*


animayxthrowaway

This isn't even the metric system though it's just prefixes. Everyone uses millimeters micrometers etc... And everyone uses megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes, etc... The metric and customary systems differ when you measure weight and distances.


prosec_

It is called "**standart** customary system". Also **can be** called metric system. Because lenght-weight-volume in metric system are tied together (with pure water in 4celcius degree). (Also the Celcius is about pure water). Not everyone uses millimeters micrometers. They are a part of metric system, not American (Imperial) system.


animayxthrowaway

>Not everyone uses millimeters micrometers. They are a part of metric system, not American (Imperial) system. If Americans don't use millimeters and micrometers, then what do we use? There's no other system as far as I know.


DopeFiendDramaQueen

Inches, feet and yards?


animayxthrowaway

So if an American were to measure the diameter of a grain of sand you're implying they would use...?


DopeFiendDramaQueen

How is that even relevant to the topic? I didn’t say Americans can not use any other measurements, as I was answering your question to what Americans do primarily use for units of length, since you apparently didn’t know that or have never heard of imperial measurements.


prosec_

I didn't mean they can't use. If they want (or have to) use anything on the metric system. I know they use micro inch in aerospace parts.


wjong

This is not the metric system. It is however a system of unit prefixes, consisting of both divisors and multiples, within the metric system. The metric system is a system of seven base units that are mathematically connected to each other. The seven base units are also mathematically connected to 22 derived units. 29 units in total.


CoruscareGames

Idk if that's metric but that IS how SI is defined


ThatRandomGuy6t

Stop you’re scaring them!


Ishtarica

Also known as SI (System International)


nuggetdogg

No we will continue being stubborn Sincerely, the Americans


PolarX_Gaming

no I’m going back to grill hamburgers with extra barbecue sauce using my gun


that_kid_ian

I have never seen or heard someone use a unit of measurement with deka


TheOneThatCantSpell

Dekagramm is quite common, but still used much less often than gram and kilogram.


Filiposki_

Eh, its used almost ALWAYS in stores when you want to get meat, ham and all kinda of this shit


0_infinity_0

I have a theory that Americans are aliens


Tyrone3542

I’m intrigued, carry on


0_infinity_0

they use imperial system guns they are hiding Area51's secrets and thus could mean that they know about extraterrestrial stuff if i do a good research i might get more and better points


GlitchedSniping

No thanks.


BreadDonor

We know what the metric system is, and all of us learn it in school. We could use the metric system if we wanted to, \*right now\*. We choose to use the US customary system. Not sure why so many people think we dont know/havent learned the metric system.


Frosty_Beat_6077

I don't understand why people are so against us using the imperial system. Like it's not complicated, we use it in our day to day life just fine, I don't bash on metric, to me (and probably most other americans) the metric system is the one that doesn't make sense. (In a day to day thing, I obviously exclude people who use it for work and stuff)


GloriousNate

this. try to divide any metric measurement by 3 and you'll realize why both systems are good.


wjong

OK You say any metric measurement. I'll say 300 mm. A length of 300 mm, which in metric construction is considered to be a primary length. 300 mm can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 75, 100, 150, and 300..... 17 integers. Including thirds (100/300) and fourths (75/300).


Frosty_Beat_6077

Dude literally it's way easier to gauge things, like hight, 5'10 you can get a pretty solid idea of how tall. How tf are you gonna say yeah I'm 1.778 meters tall or 177.8 cm. Like it just isn't easy to guage without measuring. Then again this is to me, someone who grew up strictly on imperial, aside from science classes.


lagmaster69696969

i wouldnot say gauging 1.77 meters for me is harder than 5'10, obviously because i grew up in a country which uses the metric system, for you it might be easier to gauge 5'10 because you grew up in us. thats not a very solid argument (reading back this is such a typical redditor thing to say). one thing i do agree with you on is that some people take the joke way too seriously sometimes when its really mostly poking fun at americans. i think america should change to metric system not cause impirial system is impossible to measure with but just cause almost every other country uses metric and communication becomes easier, plus in subjects that require math metric system is more easy to use and knowing it from birth would benefit people in that sense too.


depressed_man1

177.8 isin't used in normal life


CoruscareGames

This is the only reason why I don't bash on Imperial anymore


I_AM_BURNT_TOAST

The hell is a "metric system?" /s


fang-castro

seent it


P3n1SM4N_42069

I’m not american and I don’t understand these numbers


Diligent-Evidence938

A lot of us hate our system metric is superior


CoruscareGames

Attopenis


Echo_80

I wish we used metric. Oh well it is what it is.


alphamayne04

Yes the measurement system of the civilised world


MCH2804

I can't accept it being Deka, it's Deca all the way


fetusmaster_69

Thank you


prosec_

1cubic decimeter(1000cc or cubic centimeter)=1 litre=1kg of pure water at sea level in 4 Celcius degree is 1 litre of water. Length, volume and mass are tied together in this system. Here is a very hard question for Americans but very easy for the rest of the world: Try to calculate the total energy needed to boil 1 galon of pure water from freezing point. Here a question for metric system: Calculate the total energy needed to boil 1 litre of pure water from freezing point. Q=m c T Q: total energy m: mass. 1 litre of water is 1kilogram c: specific heat. 1kilocalories for 1kilogram of water (1cal/C.gr or 1kcal/C.kg) T: Change of heat. Freezing point for pure water is 0, boiling point is 100. (at sea level) So: Q=m c T =1 x 1 x 100 = 100Kcal Now do yours Americans. (Let me help 1.499,4 BTU)


prosec_

I want to share a comment in youtube that I saw: americans: why is science so hard? also americans: eagles per hamburger


NopeNinja1

Got that hourglass figure


JB0Y_

AHHHHHHHHHHH


nikolaztov

I agree


plushgamR

What in tarnation is that


Cooked-_-Ewok

I feel like a lot of people don't realize that some if not a lot of Americans are actually taught the basics of the metric system, but america doesn't use it so we don't use it. We know it, but don't use it.


Material_Mix_5674

FEMTOMETER


lmiartegtra

Am British. What is this.


PURPLE273

Why are you guys acting like America is the wacky, weird one. when Britain uses Both the metric and imperial systems


Optimal_Barnacle_681

Hey in defense of the Americans the imperial system was forced into us by England and we had no choice but to use it when we were the colonies


FluffySquidGamer

This is SI Source: I'm a ham operator


[deleted]

I think they're starting thinking about that, I was talking to an American streamer last month and he said he would kill for having metric system and he said the imperial one is way more confusing


Boring-Specific-7346

No way Americans like feet too much


wt_anonymous

Americans learn the metric system in school lol


WingDings7567

I wish America used the metric system so badly.


hotbiscut2

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