Video: Choosing a Suitable Unit for the Height of an Object

Which unit is most suitable for measuring the height of the great pyramid in Egypt? [A] cm [B] m

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Which unit is most suitable for measuring the height of the Great Pyramid in Egypt? Centimetres or metres?

We have to decide which unit of measurement would be the most suitable to measure the height of the Great Pyramid in Egypt. Should we use centimetres or metres? Let’s think about the sorts of things we could measure using centimetres. We could measure the width of a coin using centimetres. We could measure the height of a palm tree using metres.

It would take us a very long time to measure the height of the Great Pyramid in Egypt using a centimetre ruler. So, the unit most suitable for measuring the height of the Great Pyramid is metres.

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