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What are some reasons for having a basic understanding of both the English and the Metric system of measurement?
The rest of the world made the free decision to adopt the metric system while the U.S. decided to stay with the English Imperial system. Had the U.S. started to convert early, would there be neither significant costs nor difficulties. [ Now though, that the world is moving on but we chose stagnation, we are facing the consequences. In the 1980s Japanese cars became increasingly popular, simply
because they were the better product, and sale of U.S. cars declined because people just won't buy crap only because it's American. Fortunately the U.S. automotive industry understood, and the result is even better cars. Applying dogmatic traditions and blind vanity to a progressive economy just doesn't work. ]
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Weegy: Closely allied with the study of ratio is the subject of proportion. A PROPORTION is nothing more than an equation in which the members are ratios. In other words when two ratios are set equal to each other, a proportion is formed. [ The proportion may be written in three different ways as in the following examples: The last two forms are the most common. All these forms are read, "15 is to 20 as 3 is to 4." In other words, 15 has the same ratio to 20 as 3 has to 4. One reason for the extreme importance of proportions is that if any three of the terms are given, the fourth may be found by solving a simple equation. In science many chemical and physical relations are expressed as proportions. ] (More)
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