Interesting Math History 


Question : 
How did the Metric System originate ? 
Answer : 
A committee of Scientists in France, in the early part of the nineteenth centurey, formulated a system of measures, which is
a decimal system  the same base as our number system. 
Since the metre is the standard unit in this system of linear
measure, it came to be known as the Metric System. In this system
the measure is disassociated from any tangible object, such
as the length of an arm or a foot. 
A Meter , the Standard Unit of the Metric System is oneten millionth of the distance from the equator to the pole along
the meridian.

Goals of Metric System were :
 Neutral and universal
 Replicable
 Decimal multiples
 Prefixes
 Practicality
