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Question :
What are the advantages of the Metric System over the English System ?

Answer :
Since Metric System was constructed as a decimal system by scientists who knew that number in general, and that it can be applied anywhere to any situation in which quantitative relationships are present, it is a much more practical system.
On the other hand, the English System is a product of necessity, with its standards originating from tangible concrete things which had no relationship to our number system. The originators of these measures, perhaps, were unaware of the generality of a decimal system. Therefore, in this system we have unrelated units.