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Measuring with Rulers - Inches

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Measuring with Rulers - Inches Answer Key

1. 
Mark [math]1 1/2 [/math] inches on the ruler.
Inches 0-6 Eights
  • half way between 1 and 2
2. 
Mark [math]3 1/4[/math] inches on the ruler.
Inches 0-6 Eights
  • second line after 3
3. 
Mark [math]4 3/4[/math] inches on the ruler.
Inches 0-6 Sixteenths
  • Mark should be on 12th line after 4
4. 
Draw a vertical line through [math]2 3/16[/math] inches.
Inches 0-6 Sixteenths
  • line should be through the third line after the 2
5. 
The numbers on this ruler mark inches, not centimeters. If you were not given this information, explain how you would figure out if this ruler measured inches or centimeters.
Inches 0-6 Sixteenths
  • Ruler divided into sixteenths, not tenths
6. 
You measure a paper clip with the ruler shown. One end of the paper clip is at the 0 and the other end is at the 7th line after the 1. How many inches long is the paper clip?
Inches 0-6 Eights
  • 1 7/8 inches
7. 
Ava needs to find the length of a leaf as part of a science experiment. The stem is at the 0 and the tip of the leaf goes to the 5th line after the 6. How many inches is the leaf?
Inches 0-6 Sixteenths
  • 6 5/16 inches
8. 
Sketch a drawing of a pencil that is [math]5 5/8[/math] inches long, on the ruler.
Inches 0-6 Eights
  • Pencil should start at 0 and end at 5th line after 5
9. 
Sketch a pencil that is [math]4 7/16[/math] inches long, on the ruler.
Inches 0-6 Sixteenths
  • pencil should start at 0 and end at 7th line after 4
10. 
Ethan measures the width of his book with the ruler and says it is [math]5 1/2[/math] inches wide. Lanie measures the same book with the ruler and says the book is [math]5 8/16[/math] inches wide. Who is correct? Explain.
  • Both. 8/16 reduces to 1/2

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