10 terms

# International Measures of Length and Weight: Quiz

#### Terms in this set (...)

Isaac is baking a cake and needs to add flour weighing 5.85 oz to the mixture. If there are 28.3495 g in one ounce, how many grams of flour does he need to add?
d.
165.84 g
Which of the following is not a reason for America to keep its current system of measurement?
b.
Since the American system is decimal based, it is easy to convert between different units of measure.
Haley measured the distances between her house and two of her friends' houses. Ellen's house is 1.41 miles away from Haley's, and Dirk's house is 6,547 feet away from Haley's. Whose house is farther away from Haley's, and how many feet farther away is it, to the nearest whole foot?
a.
Ellen's house is 898 feet farther away than Dirk's.
Dave is comparing the circumferences of several trees in his yard. The oak tree is 0.539 meters in circumference, the ash tree has a circumference of 0.509 yards, the elm tree is 6281.70 millimeters around, and the poplar has a circumference of 0.000385 miles. There are 30.48 centimeters in a foot. Which tree has the greatest circumference?
c.
elm
Ron placed a grilled cheese sandwich, a sneaker, a pinecone, and a dog collar together on a scale. The sandwich weighs 0.462 lb, the sneaker weighs 290.87 g, the pinecone weighs 0.0000453 ton, and the dog collar weighs 0.246 kg. There are 2.20462 pounds in one kilogram. How many ounces do all of these objects weigh in total?
d.
27.78 oz
A rod of iron of uniform density has a thickness such that a one-inch-long segment of it weighs 3.88 ounces. Given that there are 0.035273 ounces in a gram and 2.54 centimeters in an inch, how many grams would a 14.79 cm length of the same iron rod weigh?
c.
640.51 g
Gina is weighing her lawn ornaments. Her flamingo weighs 4.168 pounds, and her garden gnome weighs 1.963 kilograms. There are 2.20462 pounds in a kilogram. Which ornament is heavier, and by what percent?
d.
The gnome is 3.84% heavier than the flamingo.
James has a job analyzing page layouts. He often needs to measure the sizes of letters printed on a page. Which of the following units would likely make James's measurements easiest to read?
d.
millimeters
Patrick laid a pencil and a candle end-to-end. The pencil is 15.80 centimeters long, the candle is 0.303 yards long. There are 30.48 centimeters in a foot. How many inches long are the two items placed end-to-end?
c.
17.13 in
Arrange the following units in order from smallest to greatest: centimeter, kilometer, meter, millimeter
c.
millimeter, centimeter, meter, kilometer