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Interactives --  British and Metric Conversions

Why Convert Lengths into Metric and English Units?

Many countries in the world measure length only using the metric system. Others, like the United States, base their length units on the English system. There is no 'right' system, so it is useful to know both systems, and to know how to convert measurements of one type into the other.

So how do we convert from metric into English, and English into metric?

Let's learn how to convert metric lengths into English lengths


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