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## MAP Recommended Practice

### Course: MAP Recommended Practice>Unit 23

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.
Why did it take fewer ponies to measure the length of the fence?

### Practice problem 1

This is a rectangle.
Let's measure the $\text{blue line}$ below using both rectangles and a centimeter ruler:
The line is
rectangles long.

The line is
centimeters long.

The width of each rectangle is _____ than a centimeter.

So, it takes _____ rectangles than centimeters to measure the line.

### Practice problem 2

Measure the $\text{green line}$ using the centimeter ruler.
The line is
centimeters long.

Now, measure the $\text{green line}$ using the inch ruler.
The line is
inches long.

It takes _____ centimeters than inches to measure the line.
Raj measures the height of a desk with his pencil. He finds out the desk is $8$ pencils tall. Lynn measures the same desk with her pen. The desk is $9$ pens high.