Jenna was building a fence for her new sheep’s pen. She needs a total of
Neighbor Jim will give her a board that he says is
feet long. Neighbor Malia will give her two boards that she says are each inches long. What is the total combined length of lumber Jenna has received?
The best way to determine the length Jenna has is to put all the board lengths into the same units. Using feet will make it easier to determine if Jenna has enough at the end. Jim has
feet to give. Malia has inches. How many feet is inches?
Can you do this calculation in your head? There are
inches in foot, therefore 0 inches is feet.
Neighbor Mike called and offered to donate a board that is
centimeters long. Jenna found the conversion information at right. Help her decide if she has enough lumber to make her pen.
centimeters is equal to meters.
How many feet is