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American Measurement System
Measurements, Time and Distance
"The United States in the only industrialized country that does not use the metric system. The American system of measurement is the same as the "English system", which the Brits have abandoned for metric. What do you know about this system?"
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Which distance unit does not belong to the American measurement system?
What is an English unit for volume?
What is the relationship between a troy ounce and an avoirdupois ounce?
They are equivalent
An avoirdupois ounce is slightly larger
A troy ounce is slightly larger
There is no relationship
You are cooking with a recipe that called for 1/4 pound of butter. How many teaspoons of butter do you add?
In what American units do we buy paint?
What type of material is not sold by the cubic yard?
A jigger is a unit of volume. What is the ratio of the volume of a jigger to a fluid ounce?
"I love you a bushel and a peck." How much do I love you?
these are invented units
Modern pharmacies use the metric system, but until recently they used a unit that is approximately 65 milligrams. What is this unit that sounds as if it were invented by a wheat farmer?
Temperature is measured in degrees. In the United States, if the weatherman says the daily high will be 90 degrees, what temperature measuring system is he using?
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