# Is unit conversion easier with the metric system?

Jul 18, 2018

Much easier

#### Explanation:

the conversions between the same type of unit mg to kg is a function of base ten. It is easy because conversion between units of mass is just moving the decimal point.

The conversion between different types of units makes sense.
a $c {m}^{3}$ equals a ml. This makes changing between distance and volume easy to understand and to calculate.

The conversion of volume to mass has a connecting standard as well. 1 ml of pure water at STP equals 1 gram.

The metric system is much easier to work with than the haphazard English system