Name:    Try It Out -- Chapter 5, Lesson 2: Measuring Lengths

Matching

Match the measurement given to the number of times you would use a 100 cm ruler.

 A. Use the ruler twice. B. Use the ruler 19 times. C. Use the ruler 3 times. D. Use the ruler once. E. Use the ruler 10 times.

1.

50 cm

2.

200 cm

3.

10 m

4.

a tandem bicycle is 2790 mm in length

5.

the distance between two houses is 19 m

Multiple Choice
Choose the letter beside the correct answer.

6.

Monique’s stride is about 75 cm. It took her 2.5 strides to measure the length of her garden. About how long is Monique’s garden?
 A. 170 cm B. 180 cm C. 190 cm D. 200 cm

7.

Jamel’s arm is 512 mm long. Carrie’s arm is 0.5 m long. Who has the longer arm?
 A. Jamel B. Carrie

8.

Maria jumped 1525 mm in a long jump competition. Janet jumped 162 cm. Who has the longer jump?
 A. Maria B. Janet

9.

Megan lives 525 000 cm from her school. Would Megan walk or take the bus to school?
 A. walk B. bus

10.

What would be the better unit for describing the distance Megan lives from her school?
 A. millimetres B. kilometres C. metres