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BrettGentry Posted at 28 20:25
A lot of people don't understand why the US keeps the Imperial system instead of adopting the Metric system like the rest of the world. A contractor explained it to me perfectly. The Imperial system uses a base 12 instead of a base 10 numbering system, which is can easily be divided into halves, thirds, and quarters. Metric can only be divided into halves and fifths evenly. I find that a compelling argument for Imperial units.
Metric can only be divided into halves and fifths evenly. I find that a compelling argument for Imperial units.
Having used both, I can't think of any argument for imperial units that would qualify as compelling.
What's so good about being able to be divided "evenly"?
Don't you have decimals in your system?
It sounds like you've never used metric.
If you think Imperial units all use a base of 12, your experience doesn't extend very far.
Try making a few calculations with pints and gallons, miles, acres and square feet, pounds and ounces and see how far that idea goes.
Try some scientific calculations for physics or chemistry and see how imperial units hold up for ease of use compared to metric. 
