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Word Problems

100

About how many centimeters wide is your thumbnail?
1 cm

100

How many inches is your book box?

_____ in.

100

With which unit would you measure a crayon? a. centimeters b. meters
a. centimeters

100

How many inches are in one foot?

12 inches

100

Natalie's paper was 12 inches long. How many feet was her paper?

1 foot

200

Estimate how tall the door is in yards.
2 yards

200

How many centimeters long is a paperclip?
____ cm

200

With which unit would you measure a soccer field? a. inches or centimeters b. feet c. yards or meters
c. yards or meters

200

How many feet are in one yard?

3 feet.

200

Katie measured that her dresser was 2 yards long. How many feet did she have?

6 feet

300

Which is the best estimate for height of the whiteboard? a. 4 feet b. 10 feet c. 1 foot
a. 4 feet

300

Tricky!! If an eyebrow is about 3 cm long, about how many inches long is the eyebrow?
1 inch (1 inch = a little less than 3 cm)

300

With which unit would you measure the height of a person?
feet

300

How many centimeters are in one meter?

100 centimeters.

300

Connor measured that his bathtub was 140 centimeters long. Was his bathtub longer or shorter than 1 meter? a. longer than one meter b. shorter than one meter
a. longer than one meter. (Because 1 meter = 100 cm. 140 cm > 100 cm... so the bathtub is longer than 1 meter.)

400

Which is the best estimate for height of Mrs. Estopinal? a. 6 feet b. 6 meters c. 6 centimeters
a. 6 feet

400

Would you use a yardstick or a ruler to measure the distance from your desk to the bathroom?
yardstick

400

With which unit would you measure the length of our library? a. feet b. centimeters c. yards or meters
c. yards or meters.

400

If 12 inches are in 1 foot, how many inches are in 2 feet?

24 inches

400

Joshua measured that his pencil was 4 centimeters long. Kaleb measured that his pencil was 5 inches long. Who had the longer pencil?
Eduardo (because an inch is longer than a centimeter!)

500

Which is the best estimate for the height of a stopsign? a. 10 feet b. 10 inches c. 10 meters
a. 10 feet

500

How many inches long is your desk?

______ in.

500

With which unit would you measure the length of a person's ear? a. centimeters b. feet c. yards Estimate the length of a person's ear.
centimeters. Estimation between 4 and 9 centimeters.

500

If 3 feet are in 1 yard, how many feet are in 3 yards?

9 feet.

500

Sawyer measured that the bookcase was 7 feet long. Chance measured that the bulletin board was 2 yards long. Which was longer, the bulletin board or the bookcase?
The bookcase, because the bookcase was 2 yards and 1 foot long.