Video: Choosing the Suitable Unit to Describe the Duration of an Action

Which of the following units is most suitable to describe how long it takes to write your name? [A] seconds [B] hours [C] weeks [D] days

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Which of the following units is most suitable to describe how long it takes to write your name? Seconds, hours, weeks, or days.

To help us answer this question, we could time how long it takes to write someone’s name. Let’s see how long it takes to write the name Gabriella. Here we go, G-A-B-R-I-E-L-L-A. It took me 11 seconds to write the name Gabriella.

You could time how long it takes to write your name. So, the most suitable unit to describe how long it takes to write your name is seconds. Even if you have a very long name, it shouldn’t take you hours or weeks or days to write it down. It would take a few seconds.

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