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## Measurement & Data - Statistics & Probability 176-188

### Course: Measurement & Data - Statistics & Probability 176-188 > Unit 1

Lesson 2: Measuring length# Measuring lengths with different units

Use different units to measure the same object.

## Measuring lengths with different units

Let's measure a fence with squirrels!

The fence is 10 squirrels long.

Now let's measure the

**same**fence with ponies.The fence is 5 ponies long.

### Practice problem 1

This is a rectangle.

Let's measure the start color #11accd, start text, b, l, u, e, space, l, i, n, e, end text, end color #11accd below using both rectangles and a centimeter ruler:

### Practice problem 2

### Challenge question

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- On practice problem one, why did it ask about the width of the rectangle when it should've asked the length. Clearly the width was the same as a centimeter, and the length was shorter. When I answered shorter it said correct.(109 votes)
- The width is on the bottom, the length is on the side, that is why it is width(42 votes)

- If Lynn measured and a desk was 9 pens long and Raj's was only 8 why was Raj's longer(49 votes)
- I don't know why and I agree, why are Raj's pencils longer when there was more pens then pencils?(3 votes)

- for the first one under practice problem 1 is the ruler in inches or centimeters?(26 votes)
- The ruler is measured in centimetres.(0 votes)

- What's the smallest measurement unit?(19 votes)
- it takes some time l guess and then if you try a lot we will get it!(2 votes)

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what is 90+576858(17 votes) - Why is Pluto not a planet anymore(18 votes)
- But It is rumored that It might be a planet again(7 votes)

- what are units?(6 votes)
- In measuring that would be metric units, and the other ones. But as a word that is different topics basically.(3 votes)

- can a pony be longer than a squirrels?(7 votes)
- Yes, the pony will be longer then a squirrel because the squirrel is shorter then the pony(3 votes)

- what is an inch(7 votes)
- an inch is the smallest single unit of measurement when it comes to length used within the united states and other countries that use the imperial system, which is an inferior system to the metric system which is what the rest of the world uses.(4 votes)

- why 9 is greater 8 your wrong(2 votes)
- 9 is greater than 8 because it is one more than 8!(9 votes)