Who invented the meter stick?

Answer The metric system was first adopted by France in 1791; however, the first true meter stick was the distance standard adopted by the French Academy of Sciences in 1799. It consisted of a platinum ba... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Who invented the meter stick

Is a yard stick or a meter stick longer?

A yardstick is three feet, or 36 inches, in length, while a meterstick is 39.37 inches long. Yardstick measurements are typically shown in inches and fractions of an inch, while metersticks are bro... Read More »

Is a meter stick the same as a yard stick?

A yardstick and a meter stick are not the same, since they are based on different measurements. A yardstick measures exactly 36 inches long. A meter stick is slightly longer, measuring 39.37 inches... Read More »

How big is a meter stick?

A meter stick or ruler is 1 meter long. A meter stick is slightly longer than 3 feet, or 1 yard, measuring approximately 3.28 feet. A meter stick is also calibrated in centimeters (100) and millime... Read More »

What is a meter stick?

A meter stick is a flat ruler, typically made of wood, that is exactly one meter long. It has a metric side graduated in millimeters and numbered in centimeters and may have an English measurement ... Read More »