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Old 06-11-2019, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by septimus View Post

Their big argument for "customary" units is that a third of a foot is 4 inches — nice and simple.
Yes, I can't even count the number of times every day when I need to divide a foot into three parts and thank God that it comes out to a nice even number of inches. Just think of how often that happens in your life.

Also, it's so great that I only need to divide a foot into thirds and never have to do that with quarts or pints or pounds or tons or acres.

But don't even get me started on how often I need to divide a meter into fifths. Good thing I never need to do that with a foot.

Last edited by markn+; 06-11-2019 at 11:20 AM.