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Here are some more painted rulers such as those in problem 2-2. Estimate the length of each line segment.

  1. Remember the ruler problems you've done before? Try counting the whole inches and then the leftover quarter inches.

    By counting by wholes and parts, you can see that the line segment is two and one-half inches long.

  2. Although this ruler is in centimeters, the steps for measuring the line segment are the same as in part (a).

    Ben thinks that this line segment is  centimeters long. Do you agree with him?

  3. See parts (a) and (b). This problem is very similar.