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Because this is how it was originally along time ago and it would be too complicated to change it now. There are other systems of measurement used but you would have to look that up on Google. Hope this helped :)

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Q: Why is the US measuring system still in inches feet yards and miles?
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Different measuring systems use different units of measurement. The United States still uses feet and inches simply because it has not converted to the system used by the rest of the world.

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