SI Units & US

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noelle_lipschutz_3F
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SI Units & US

Postby noelle_lipschutz_3F » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:52 am

This is a random question that popped into my head while doing SI units. Why hasn’t the US converted to SI units?

905409193
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Re: SI Units & US

Postby 905409193 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:07 am

I've thought about this too! Here's a video I found to be pretty interesting. https://youtu.be/qbdx2nOQKKo

Shalyn Kelly 3H
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Re: SI Units & US

Postby Shalyn Kelly 3H » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:19 am

I suppose because it'd likely take a lot of time, money, and commitment. Everyone has got to be on board and they'd have to start teaching it in schools and such. It would be nice to see it happen though.

ALee_1J
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Re: SI Units & US

Postby ALee_1J » Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:38 am

Because the US wanted to be special and declare their sovereignty... and then we never bothered to think how much easier it would be to just go to SI and just switch.

Bai Rong Lin 2K
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Re: SI Units & US

Postby Bai Rong Lin 2K » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:48 pm

noelle_lipschutz_3F wrote:This is a random question that popped into my head while doing SI units. Why hasn’t the US converted to SI units?

I believe that it is relatively difficult to convert now once the U.S has already adapted to the system we're using for awhile


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