LMAO on the metric versus English system. It's not a problem if you can do simple math. There are a couple of us who can actually do it in our heads. It is a real problem now that they don't teach arithmetic in school anymore. LOL Congress should pass a law that every baby born in the USA should be issued a calculator at birth.
There's a calculator on their cell phone
Actually, I think calculators are part of the problem. I occasionally impress someone by doing simple math in my head, but I just learned some simple tricks. For instance, the other day someone needed something multiplied by 18, and I did it in my head. But all I did was multiply it by 20 then subtract 10%. Reliance on tools that'll do it for them keeps people from learning simple tricks like this.
I think we'll be a mixed metric and our US system. Look at your motorcycle, for instance. The rear tire is 180mm
. My Japanese car also has 17 inch wheels -- why not 43 cm?
My house is framed 16" on center. If we remodeled at some point would we go to Home Depot and buy 1.2192 x 2.4384 plywood?
That's something I've wondered about that my European friends can answer for me. What are the standard framing sizes where you live? 40cm on center or something? Is plywood 120cm x 240cm or something like that?