Quandaries and Queries


Hi, i am a year 8 student, and i am doing my Maths talent quest on the Metric and Imperial number system.
i was wondering, where did the 2 systems orginate and if possible, a little bit or information.
I also need to know the conversions of ounce, foot, mile..etc..from imperial to metric

thanks alot



Hi Ashlee,

In our database is a note called History of a meter which will direct you to some information on the origin of the metric system.

Conversion factors can be found in many places, in particular http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~pengzhao/Conversion.htm and



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