Friday, 30 November 2012

Length

Measurement of length

measure of length image 

You can measure how long things are, or how tall, or how far apart they are.


Example: The fork is 20 centimeters long.





Unit of length

A meter is equal to 100 centimeters.
1 meter
1m = 100cm

The length of this guitar is about 1 meter.

Meters might be used to measure the length of a house, or the size of a playground.
 

Convert  the following measurement to the unit indicated:

Solution:
a. 8m = ______cm

    8m = 8 x 100cm
          = 800 cm


b. 320cm  = ____m_____cm

    320cm = 300 cm + 20cm
                   = 3m 20cm