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Thread #107159   Message #2220681
Posted By: Bert
21-Dec-07 - 10:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: weight measurment
Subject: RE: BS: weight measurment
I worked on a conveyor system that had been designed in Germany and it was obvious that the designers were incapable of dividing by three.

The metric system makes it easy to divide by ten at the expense of making it impossible to divide by three. Because of the strict limition of denominators to ten alone, it also makes the use of surds to design roof trusses very awkward.