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Getting a Better Understanding of the Metric System: Implications if Adopted by the United States [Report and Executive Summary]

CED-78-128A Published: Oct 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1978.
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Many believe that a decision has already been made to adopt the metric system in the United States. In fact, many think that conversion is mandatory, especially among small businesses and the general public. Although the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 provides for a continuation of the existing policy allowing for voluntary conversion, the current policy has been misinterpreted and, within this context, attempts have been made to convert to the metric system.

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