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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


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Grade 5 - Mathematics
6.17 Word Problems

Q 1: 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 2: 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?
George
Henry
they all walked the same distance
Sam

Q 3: Which of the following would you use to measure your height?
milligrams
kilometers
a couple of midgets
meters

Q 4: What does calibrate mean?
adjust a scale to balance correctly
put grams measures on a pan scale
visit California
eat lots of cabbage

Q 5: What is the best way to measure the distance from your house to the mall?
shoes
millimeters
inches
kilometers

Q 6: How many kilometers (km) in 112 meters (m)?
0.112 km
1.12 km
11.2 km
112,000 km

Q 7: A piece of paper is 15 centimeters (cm) long and 14 centimeters (cm) wide. What is the area of the paper?
116 square cm
29 square cm
210 square cm
58 square cm

Q 8: 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?
135 s
2150 s
215 s
75 s

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