Measurement Central: Measurement Systems and Conversions

By Staff WriterLast Updated May 27, 2020 7:30:52 PM ET
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Understanding measurements lets you comprehend the world around you better. Most countries around the world use the metric system but, in the United States, we use the imperial system. The imperial system measures distance in terms of inches, feet, and miles. The metric system measures distance in terms of millimeters, centimeters, meters, and kilometers.