Default Wolfram|Alpha instant answers to metric system

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Or have the imperial as second answer. It's quite obvious why, but if you want reasons:

1. Almost 90% of the world uses the metric system and most simply don't understand the imperial system

2. Calculations are made in metric system and not in imperial
• posted 4 years and 7 months ago Improvement

crazedpsyc
Do you have some examples? It seems like wolframalpha defaults to whichever system is appropriate for your location, but I'm not sure of that.
posted by crazedpsyc 4 years and 7 months ago Link
An_dz
Sorry for late reply, been busy.

I'm in Brazil and was using DuckDuckGo in German and I still got imperial numbers.

Search this and you'll get Imperial answers:
height of Burj Kalifa
volume of glass of wine
posted by An_dz 4 years and 7 months ago Link
clel
Can confirm this. But try searching for "Height of Burj Kalifa" or "Volume of glass of wine" and you will get metric results. I just found that out and do not know, why this happens.
posted by clel 4 years and 7 months ago Link
An_dz
With new DuckDuckGo now the case is irrelevant, it's always in Imperial now.
posted by An_dz 4 years and 6 months ago Link