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In your math lessons you learned that in the U.S. we use what is called the American system of measurement or the English system of measurement whereas most of the rest of the world uses the metric system.
The metric system is truly an easier system in that it works in bases of 10. However, for Americans who are trying to learn the metric system, they tend to want to compare the English system with the metric system. For example, if someone wants to buy a gallon of milk, they wonder what that would equal to in the metric system. (Remember - this would be measuring milk in liters.) The answer is - it doesn’t - at least not exactly. Why? Because the English system does not work in the base of 10 so there is no “exact” equivalent to the metric system.
What does this all mean? When trying to “compare” or relate one system to the other - sheer “memorization” is involved. There is no set formula that converts the metric system to the English system or vice versa. Still “people want to know.” Therefore, below are a few conversion scales that might help you to understand or visualize how one measurement system compares to another measurement system. Take a look below for more detail.
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