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Does the “metric system” sound familiar to you? You might remember it from your math classes. The metric system is a set of standardized units of measurement based on the number 10. It is the system that most of the world works off of. Here in the United States, and only two other countries, i.e., Liberia and Burma, we use what is called either the American or the English system.
As the English system is far more complicated, learning to use the metric system is rather an easy challenge. All the same, it does take some retraining of the mind to become comfortable using this new system. However, learning it is crucial and essential as you will encounter it in many areas of life. In fact, you already encounter it.
For example, in measurement of volume, you buy a 2 liter bottle of soda. You don’t buy a quart of soda or a pint of soda or even a gallon of soda. Nope – you buy “liters” of soda. A liter is the measurement of volume in the metric system. In addition to liters, the metric system includes meters to measure length and distance and, finally, grams to measure mass or weight.
As you may also recall, there is a little catchy phrase to use that will help you to remember the order of the metric system. If you have forgotten it, you can see it again below.