need help with Sons' home work math people please

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  1. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    OMG, [​IMG] Can some one tell me what a meterstick is? I did not have this in school and I have no idea. I need some young blood. PLEASE.

    ok, SO IF

    1 CM = 10 MM........ so are they saying, 1 centimeter = 10 millimeters. I think that I have that but
    1 M = 100 CM........1 meter = 100 centimeters is that right?
    1 M = 1000 MM......1 meter = 1000 millimeters is that right because there are 10 millimeters in one centimeter?

    They have on his paper, a quenn termite is 5 millimeters I get that but how many termites would be in

    a. ___________ centimeters. I said 30 because one termite is 5 millimeters so 2 termites would be one centimeter so 2 termites = 1 centimeter so 2 divided by 60 termines is 30. [​IMG]


    b_____________ meters I don't know


    c. ____________ millimeters would that be 300 because 1 termite = 5 millimeters and 5 x 60 = 300


    One of the questions are how many termites would fit on 1 meterstick? ____________ I don't know what a meterstick is.

    Please, he is in third grade. I'm not smarter than a 3 grader. LOL

    Thanks to all that help. My brain is fried. [​IMG]
     

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Not a math person, but I have to assume that a meter stick is the other side of a yard stick, or one printed with metric instead of our antiquated ways.
     
  3. bonnylass79

    bonnylass79 Songster

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    A meterstick is one meter. I'm a little confused by the questions though because you didn't say how many centimeters, meters, etc. Once you have converted the number for say 1 cm, you can add a zero to convert to one meter. Then multiply by the number of meters or centimeters. Does that make sense?
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:__________________________________________________________________________________
    I will write it the way it is on the paper

    a queen termite is drawn above the ruler at the bottom of the page. It is 5 millimeters long.

    1. How many termites would fit on:

    a. 1 centimeter? ________ I said 2 b. 5 centimeters? ____________ I said 10

    c. 10 centimeters? __________ I said 20 d. 50 centimeters? ______________ I said 100

    e. 1 meterstick? ______________ I done know f. 3 metersticks ______________ I don't know

    2. What would be the length of a chain of 60 termites?

    a. ___________ centimeters b. ________________ meters c. ____________ millimeter


    00000 this is the termite it is 5 millimeters long
    l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l
    cm 1 2 3 4

    Does that help????? And thank you so much.
     
  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:I'm confused by your question, are we looking for A, B, and C? 200 termites would fit on a meterstick
     
  6. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:__________________________________________________________________________________
    I will write it the way it is on the paper

    a queen termite is drawn above the ruler at the bottom of the page. It is 5 millimeters long.

    1. How many termites would fit on:

    a. 1 centimeter? ________ I said 2 b. 5 centimeters? ____________ I said 10

    c. 10 centimeters? __________ I said 20 d. 50 centimeters? ______________ I said 100

    e. 1 meterstick? ______________ I done know f. 3 metersticks ______________ I don't know

    2. What would be the length of a chain of 60 termites?

    a. ___________ centimeters b. ________________ meters c. ____________ millimeter


    00000 this is the termite it is 5 millimeters long
    l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l
    cm 1 2 3 4

    Does that help????? And thank you so much.

    It would be 600 in three metersticks. [​IMG]
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:Nope, if I have a buzzer I be ringing it. LOL But you are right, I think, about it being printed with metric instead of our way. Thanks
     

  8. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    60 termites x 5 millimeters = 300 millimeters, which equals 30 centimeters

    1000 mm divided by 300 mm = ?

    Hope I could help some
     
  9. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:I'm confused by your question, are we looking for A, B, and C? 200 termites would fit on a meterstick

    yes we are and can you explain it so I will know how to figure it out the next time. Thanks so much.
     
  10. randomchick

    randomchick Songster

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    __________________________________________________________________________________
    I will write it the way it is on the paper

    a queen termite is drawn above the ruler at the bottom of the page. It is 5 millimeters long.

    1. How many termites would fit on:

    a. 1 centimeter? ________ I said 2 b. 5 centimeters? ____________ I said 10

    c. 10 centimeters? __________ I said 20 d. 50 centimeters? ______________ I said 100

    e. 1 meterstick? ______________ I done know f. 3 metersticks ______________ I don't know

    2. What would be the length of a chain of 60 termites?

    a. ___________ centimeters b. ________________ meters c. ____________ millimeter

    There are 100 cm in one meter. so...
    a. 1 cm=2 termites
    b. 5 cm=10 termites
    c.10 cm=20 termites
    d. 50cm=100 termites
    e.1 meterstick=200 termites
    f.3 metersticks=600 termites

    Question 2
    a.=30 cm
    b.=1/3 of a meter
    c.=300 mm
     

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