Why do people like to say the metric system is more precise?

I'll admit there are certain parts to it that are required and are actually specific enough to make a big impact. I heard somewhere during one argument that the metric system is much more precise in measurments but that doesn't make sense to me. Take meters to feet for example. 1 meter is 3.28 feet...so... show more I'll admit there are certain parts to it that are required and are actually specific enough to make a big impact.

I heard somewhere during one argument that the metric system is much more precise in measurments but that doesn't make sense to me.

Take meters to feet for example. 1 meter is 3.28 feet...so how exactly is a meter supposed to be more precise?

It actually seems like much of the metric system is generalizations that people who don't like big numbers created.
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