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#1 2007-06-12 16:29:52

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,582

Metric System

I have put together a page on the Metric System of Measurement.

And a small page on "Unit" in Measurement

Waddya think? Could be better?

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#2 2007-06-12 17:19:23

Registered: 2005-12-04
Posts: 3,791

Re: Metric System

It's just missing one thing.  A section entitled: "Why the US is stupid for not using the metric system." tongue

Other than that, it looks good.

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#3 2007-06-13 01:45:18

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 18,670

Re: Metric System

The two pages are very good. Is meters spelt so universally? I am tempted to spell it 'metres'!

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#4 2007-06-13 04:24:04

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Registered: 2007-05-21
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Re: Metric System

it's spelled that way in French, perhaps a few other languages, too.

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