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

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
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
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
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