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|Length is a measurement of distance or dimension. The two
main systems to measure length are the metric and the
English system. The metric system is based on 10 as you
can see in the table below. The meter is the standard unit
and portions of that are in tens. You can see the difference
between a centimeter and a millimeter in the picture below.
Always read a ruler in a direct line, not at an angle.
1 centimeter = 0.3937 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
1 foot = 0.3048 meters
3 feet = 1 yard
1760 feet = 1 mile
5280 feet = 1 mile
1 yard = 0.9144 meters
1 meter = 3.28083 feet
1 kilometer = 3281 feet
1 kilometer = 0.6214 miles
3 miles = 1 league
|In this class we will not be doing much
conversion. Mostly because we will be
using all metrics in our measurements.
You can use the chart to the side to get
an idea of how big each measurement is
compared to what you are use to.
|measurement website where you can practice using a centimeter ruler.