# need help with Sons' home work math people please

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1. ### ginbartOverrun With Chickens

Mar 9, 2008
Bloomsburg, PA
OMG, 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.

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.

Thanks to all that help. My brain is fried.

2. ### debilorrahThe Great Guru of YapPremium 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. ### bonnylass79Chillin' 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. ### ginbartOverrun 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_07Chillin' 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_07Chillin' 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.

7. ### ginbartOverrun 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_07Chillin' 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. ### ginbartOverrun 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. ### randomchickChillin' With My Peeps

Sep 3, 2009
Prescott, Ontario
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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