Metric System Day is observed on 10/10, celebrating the most important number in the metric system, the number 10.
The metric system is a decimal-based system of measurement that was developed in France in the late 1700s. It has since become the standard system of measurement in many countries around the world, including the United States. While the majority of Americans still use the imperial system of measurement for everyday tasks, the metric system is used extensively in science, industry, and trade.
The metric system is based on 10s, making it easy to convert between different units of measurement. For example, one meter is equal to 100 centimeters, and one kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters. This simple relationship between units makes the metric system very versatile and easy to use.
In honor of Metric System Day, take some time to learn more about the metric system and how it is used in the world today. You may be surprised at how many everyday tasks can be done using the metric system. Who knows, you may even find that you prefer it to the imperial system!