What are some reasons for having a basic understanding of both the English and the Metric system of measurement?

Because some countries still use the outdated and clumsy Imperial system.
International trade requires traders to understand each others' system and, unless the goods are labelled appropriately, consumers need to as well.

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A somewhat frail 76-year-old female visit her physician's office for an annual checkup. Her social history shows she smokes a pack of cigarettes a day and she is a heavy coffee drinker. She has had several fractured bones in the last five years that required medical attention. During initial examination measurement show that the patient has lost approximately an inch of height over the past year. She has also lost several pounds but states she still wears the same size clothes. What bone ...**Weegy:** She has osteoporosis. (More)

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A somewhat frail 76-year-old female visit her physician's office for an annual checkup. Her social history shows she smokes a pack of cigarettes a day and she is a heavy coffee drinker. She has had several fractured bones in the last five years that required medical attention. During initial examination measurement show that the patient has lost approximately an inch of height over the past year. She has also lost several pounds but states she still wears the same size clothes. What bone ...**Weegy:** She has osteoporosis which is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. It's common in older women around the time of menopause. It can be from calcium or vitamin D deficiency. (More)

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What is the difference between a ratio and a rate? What makes a unit rate different from a regular rate? **Weegy:** Rate” is defined as the amount, quantity, or frequency by which a certain event or occurrence happens usually expressed as the number of times that it happens for every thousand of the total population that is being considered or studied. [ It refers to a comparison between two measurements of different units.
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“Ratio,” on the other hand, is defined as the relationship between the number, size, amount, or degree of two or more similar things or quantities which is indicated by the quotient of one thing or quantity divided by the other. It is the proportion of one thing to another.
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