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Grade 5 - Mathematics
6.17 Word Problems

Example: Jack walked 5,000 m and Jill walked 5 kms. Who walked more?
1 km = 1000m
5 km = 5000 m
Answer: Both walked the same distance


Directions: Answer the following questions. Also write at least ten examples of your own.
Q 1: If the swim team swims the relay in 2 minutes (m) and 15 seconds (s), how many total seconds (s) did it take them to swim the relay?
215 s
2150 s
75 s
135 s

Q 2: Which of the following would you use to measure your height?
meters
kilometers
milligrams
a couple of midgets

Q 3: Aaron and Denise are running races against Bob and Cindy. Each person will run twice against the two runners on the other team. How many total races will be run?
6 races
4 races
3 races
8 races

Q 4: A piece of paper is 15 centimeters (cm) long and 14 centimeters (cm) wide. What is the area of the paper?
210 square cm
29 square cm
58 square cm
116 square cm

Q 5: How many kilometers (km) in 112 meters (m)?
11.2 km
0.112 km
1.12 km
112,000 km

Q 6: George, Sam, Henry and John were trying to decide who walked further to school. George walked 50 m, Sam walked 500 dm, Henry walked .05 kilometers, and John walked 5,000 cm to school. Who walked the farthest to school each day?
Sam
George
Henry
they all walked the same distance

Q 7: Jake went on a walk to a nearby park. He walked a total of 2.5 hm. How many meters did Jake walk altogether?
2.5 m
.25 m
25 m
250 m

Q 8: If I have one gallon of orange juice. How many pint containers could I fill?
8
7
6

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