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need help with Sons' home work math people please

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by ginbart, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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