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# What are some commonly used units of imperial measurement?

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### The measurement system most commonly used in the US originated in what country?

They are basically imperial units which were developed in Britain, though some of their origins are Roman and Saxon.

### What is 0.138 in metric?

0.138 what? Without knowing the units of the 0.138 (I assume in some imperial measurement) it can't be converted to metric.

### What are the 2 types of measurement systems?

The two types of measurement systems are the metric system and the imperial system. The metric system is used worldwide and is based on units of ten, while the imperial system is primarily used in the United States and is based on historical British units.

### What are some of the most common units of measurement in Canada?

The nation of Canada switched from the Imperial system to the metric system of measurements in the mid-1970's. The metric system is a decimal system of measurement, which uses meters and kilograms.

### What are some units of measurement for mass?

grams or kilograms

### What is the width of a perfect square?

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### What is imperial unit?

Imperial units or the imperial system is a system of units, first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824, later refined (until 1959) and reduced. Systems of imperial units are sometimes referred to as foot-pound-second, after the base units of length, mass and time. The units were introduced in the British Empire, excluding the then already independent United States. As of 2008, all countries that used the imperial system have become officially metric, except for the United States, Burma and Liberia, however some other countries have laws mandating or permitting other systems of measurement, such as the United Kingdomwhich still uses many imperial measures, such as miles and yards for road signs, lb/oz, pints, etc. for many products, and also uses inches and barleycorns for clothing and shoe sizes respectively. according to http://en.wikipedia.org

### What is a imperial measument?

Imperial units or the imperial system is a system of units, first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824, later refined (until 1959) and reduced. Systems of imperial units are sometimes referred to as foot-pound-second, after the base units of length, mass and time. The units were introduced in the British Empire, excluding the then already independent United States. As of 2008, all countries that used the imperial system have become officially metric, except for the United States, Burma and Liberia, however some other countries have laws mandating or permitting other systems of measurement, such as the United Kingdomwhich still uses many imperial measures, such as miles and yards for road signs, lb/oz, pints, etc. for many products, and also uses inches and barleycorns for clothing and shoe sizes respectively. according to http://en.wikipedia.org

### Do health care workers use metric units?

Yes. The metric system is the standard system of measurement for health care workers. Some measurements (such as patient weight) are still done in the Imperial system where that system is the system at large.

### Where in a data table should units of measurement be shown?

in the headings of some columns

### What is the opposite of metric units?

There are no "opposites" to measurement systems. There are alternative measurement systems.Earlier systems include the so-called English system, and the French avoirdupois.

### Why is the use of SI importants science?

If you are referring to the International System of measurements (commonly also called the metric system): it is important because all measurements are know to be the same and can be compared to a standard, no matter where you are. Also, the units are commonly used, and there are no ambiguous units (US gallon, Imperial gallon, ounce - is it volume or mass, dry quart or liquid quart are some examples).