Express metric length measurements in terms of a smaller unit, recording measurement equivalents in a two-column table. Solve one-step word problems that require metric length unit conversion.
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Find the millimeter, centimeter, and meter measurement on the meter stick.
a. What do you notice about the relationship between the length of a millimeter and the length of a centimeter?
b. What do you notice about the relationship between the length of a centimeter and the length of a meter?
c. What do you notice about the relationship between the length of a millimeter and the length of a meter?
Fill in the following conversion tables.
Mr. Duffy wants to buy a new pair of skis. Skis are sold based on their length in centimeters. If Mr. Duffy wants to buy a pair of skis that are his exact height, and he is 1 meter 83 centimeters tall, what length skis should Mr. Duffy buy?
Two sisters stand back to back to see how much taller the older sister is than the younger sister.
The older sister is 1 m 30 cm tall. The younger sister is 24 cm 2 mm shorter than her. How tall is the younger sister?
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Complete the conversion table.
Distance
6 km | _____ m |
40 km | _____ m |
3 m | _____ cm |
17 m | _____ cm |
50 cm | _____ mm |
13 m | _____ mm |
Fill in the blank to make the equation true.
21 km 80 m = ___________ m
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