Question Video: Comparing between Lengths with Respect to Another Length Unit Mathematics

If a yard is about 90 centimeters, which is longer: a yard or a meter?

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If a yard is about 90 centimeters, which is longer: a yard or a meter?

So let’s start by imagining that we have one meter drawn. We’re asked, “which is longer, a yard or a meter?” But we’re only given a conversion between yards and centimeters. We, therefore, need to recall that in one meter, there are 100 centimeters. We could, therefore, look at the one meter that we’ve drawn and say that this is equivalent in length to 100 centimeters.

If we were to draw it one yard alongside our one meter, we could see that this one yard is about 90 centimeters. So, therefore, which is longer? Well, it’s the meter because one meter is 100 centimeters and one yard is only 90 centimeters.

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