I think that the metric system should be used in the standardized tests and schools because it is a lot more easy to use and that is what the whole world uses except for the United States. Why should we keep using the standard system when the rest of the world is using the metric? As of right now, the conversion rate from standard system over to metric is very difficult to do. If the United States was to convert over and start using the metric system, we would never have to do a lot of converting to equal what the world is using also.
If we were to convert over to the metric system, there wouldn’t be as much confusion between the trade countries that we trade with. Also if people end up moving away from the United States then they would be literate with the metric system, and they would not need to know the conversion table.
Here are some examples of metric and standard amounts that are hard to convert. This is why the United States should be using the metric system. It is a lot of work to convert. The simplicity of the metric system stems from the fact that there is only one base unit for each type of quantity measured. (www.metric4us.com ) The three most common base units in the metric system are the meter, gram, and liter. The meter is a unit of length equal to 3.28 feet; the gram is a unit of mass equal to approximately 0.0022 pounds which is what a paper clip weighs); and the liter is a unit of volume equal to 1.05 quarts. A can of soda is labeled 12 FL OZ (355 ML), and that is showing the metric system and the standard system. (America's Aversion to the Metric System) Length has always been measured in meters in the metric system, regardless of whether you are measuring the length of your finger or the length of the Nile River.
We should start using the metric system right away so that the people of this country can communicate easier with people from other countries. I don’t know what the conversion rate for the metric system to...