Mathematics Throughout History

Development Ofweights and Measures

What is measurement?

Measurement is the methods used to determine length, volume, distance, mass (weight), or some other quantity or dimension. Each measurement is defined by specific units, such as inches and centimeters for length, or pounds and kilograms for weight. Such measurements are an integral part of our world, from their importance in travel and trade, to weather forecasting and engineering a bridge.


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