Question Video: Converting Lengths between Metres and Centimetres to Compare Mathematics

In a game of hammer throw, Nader threw the hammer 3 meters, and Sherif threw it 301 centimeters. Who won the game?

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In a game of hammer throw, Nader threw the hammer three meters, and Sherif threw it 301 centimeters. Who won the game?

Here we have the key information from the question. Nader’s throw was three meters, and Sherif’s throw was 301 centimeters. Before we can compare these two distances, each measurement needs to have the same units.

Nader’s throw has been measured using meters, and Sherif’s throw has been measured using centimeters. So that we can compare the same units, we could change Nader’s measurement into centimeters.

Since one meter equals 100 centimeters, to change metres into centimetres, we must multiply by 100. Three multiplied by 100 equals 300. So three meters is equal to 300 centimeters. Now that each measurement has the same units, we can compare.

So Nader’s throw was 300 centimeters and Sherif’s was 301. And since 301 is greater than 300, Sherif won the game.