Video: Comparing the Lengths of Two Objects Indirectly Using a Third Object in a Word Problem

Use the clues to order the objects from shortest to tallest. The tree is shorter than the house. The tower is taller than the house.

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Use the clues to order the objects from shortest to tallest. The tree is shorter than the house. The tower is taller than the house.

Both of these sentences are comparing the objects to the house. The tree is shorter than the house. The tower is taller than the house. So we should draw or place the house in the middle, if we’re ordering the objects from shortest to tallest.

The tree is shorter than the house. The tree is shorter than the house, so we place the tree at the shortest end of the line. The tower is taller than the house. The tree is shorter than the house and the tower is taller than the house. We ordered the objects from shortest to tallest.

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