Imperial units vs metric units

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Only 3 countries in the world use the imperial system for everyday use, Myanmar, Burma and the US (as far as I know). In my country we use the metric system for everyday use and the imperial system for plumbing stuff, nuts and screws (in inches). I was curious if other countries were like this too? 

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We use metric system here in the Philippines. So if you tell me that you are 120lbs, I will have to convert it first before I can imagine how heavy you are.  

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When I was living in Panama 12 years ago we were using both, now they changed everything to metric to make it more uniform. But I remember buying gasoline per gallons and using pounds to keep track of weight.

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Ari wrote:
When I was living in Panama 12 years ago we were using both, now they changed everything to metric to make it more uniform. But I remember buying gasoline per gallons and using pounds to keep track of weight.

Wow, now that you mention it. We also use gallon for some things :O

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