[LMB] OT: measurements was pizza dough

Laura Gallagher celticdragonfly at gmail.com
Mon May 28 18:04:19 BST 2007


Elvi wrote:
> While the meter itself may indeed be arbitrary, what I like about the
> metric system is its ease of calculation. I find it a lot easier to talk
> about and envision millimetres than I do thousandths of an inch, and
> calculating is also eased by not having things that divide into 12ths
> (feet into inches) and eighths (inches into eighths). Since most things
> are in base ten, it makes sense to have measurement units work that way
> too.

If all I ever wanted to divide something into was tenths, that would
be fine.  I like things that divide in to 12ths, since I often want a
quarter or a third of something.

Laura Gallagher


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