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Lesson: Estimating Customary Units of Length

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Worksheet • 14 Questions • 1 Video

Q1:

Choose an appropriate unit for measuring the width of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Amiles
  • Bcentimeters
  • Cinches
  • Dfeet
  • Eyards

Q2:

Which is a more reasonable estimate for the length of a bedroom: 1 rod or 4 rods?

Q3:

Which of the following heights could be the cruising altitude for an airliner?

  • A 3 5 0 0 0 ft
  • B 3 5 0 0 0 yd
  • C 3 5 0 0 0 m
  • D 3 5 0 0 0 km
  • E 3 5 0 0 0 miles

Q4:

Sameh wants to know the approximate height of a mountain. Would it be more accurate to have an approximation given to the nearest mile, yard, or foot?

  • A to the nearest yard
  • B to the nearest foot
  • C to the nearest mile

Q5:

Pick the most sensible unit to measure the length of a football field.

  • Afeet
  • Byards
  • Cinches

Q6:

If you are estimating the height of a person, which units of measure would be most appropriate to use?

  • Amiles and yards
  • Bfeet and inches
  • Cyards and feet

Q7:

Pick the most sensible unit to measure the thickness of a book.

  • Afeet
  • Binches
  • Cyards

Q8:

Yasmine, using a clinometer, worked out the height of an oak tree to be 63 miles. What did she do wrong?

  • AShe used the wrong units.
  • BShe missed adding 1 0 0 0 .
  • CShe missed off a zero.
  • DShe missed multiplying by 1 0 0 0 .
  • EShe missed dividing by 1 0 0 0 .

Q9:

Pick the most sensible unit to measure the length of a classroom.

  • AInches
  • BFeet
  • CMiles

Q10:

Fares wants to measure the height of a door frame as accurately as possible. Should he measure its height to the nearest quarter, eighth, or sixteenth of an inch?

  • A to the nearest eighth of an inch
  • B to the nearest sixteenth of an inch
  • C to the nearest quarter of an inch

Q11:

Pick the most sensible unit to measure the length of a pencil.

  • Afeet
  • Binches
  • Cyards

Q12:

Choose an appropriate unit for measuring the distance between two cities.

  • Amiles
  • Bcentimeters
  • Cyards
  • Dfeet
  • Einches

Q13:

Fares wants to estimate the length of a journey from the east coast to the west coast of the USA.

What would be a disadvantage to estimating this distance in feet?

  • AThe number would be smaller and easier to visualize.
  • BThe number would be very large.

What would be an advantage to estimating the distance in miles?

  • AThe number would be very large and difficult to visualize.
  • BThe number would be smaller and easier to visualize.

Q14:

Nabil wants to estimate the height of an office building with 58 floors.

Which of the following is the best estimate for the height of a ceiling in an office?

  • A 8 ft
  • B 4 ft
  • C 15 ft
  • D 20 ft
  • E 6 ft

Given there is a gap of about 2 ft between each floor in the building, estimate the total height of the building.

  • A 580 ft
  • B 348 ft
  • C 986 ft
  • D ft
  • E 464 ft
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