## Comment Re:both are bastardized. (Score 1) 1145

your example is no more and no less applicable to imperial units. In each case, you get a third. How do you write a third of a cake? Maybe you take the perimeter or the area and divide by three. Suppose the perimeter is 11 inches. What's that divided by 3? 3.66666(...) inches. Since the inch is subdivided by powers of 2, you won't get a clean fraction.

So your example only highlights the inability to write down irrational numbers **in either systems**.

JigJag

Irrelevant. This is a VERY common use case. THIS use case, and other COMMON use cases, do not need to be so hard. Different choices would make them easier. That is all.