Decimal nature of the metric system |
Why Decimal?Question: Which column would you rather add?
Hint: The two sums are the same. Answer: 6 yards, 2 feet, 2-9/16 inches; or 6.161 meters |
Why Decimal?A room measures 15 ft. 3-3/4 in. by 21 ft. 7-1/2 in. (4.667 m by 6.591 m). Questions: What is its floor area in square meters? Answers: |
Why Decimal? In designing a calendar you wish to divide an area of 7-1/4 in. by 11 in. (184 mm by 279 mm) into 35 rectangles; Questions: What are the dimensions of each rectangle in millimeters? Answers: |
The above information was compiled by the late Joseph B. Reid, President Emeritus, Canadian Metric Association.
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