1 foot = 12 inches
3 feet = 1 yard
feet (ft.), inches (in.), yard (yd.)
Compare the following measurements using >, < or =.
Hint : Convert to the same unit of measurement, then compare.
Problem 1 :
19 yd. _____ 23 ft.
Solution :
1 yard = 3 feet
Converting yard to feet, we get
19 yard = 19 × 3 = 57 feet
57 ft. _____ 23 ft.
57 ft. > 23 ft.
Problem 2 :
4 yd. _____ 128 in.
Solution :
1 yard = 36 in
Converting yard to inches, we get
4 yard = 4 × 36 = 144 in
144 in. _____ 128 in.
144 in. > 128 in.
Problem 3 :
4 ft. _____ 45 in.
Solution :
1 feet = 12 inch
Converting feet to inches, we get
Multiplying by 4 on both sides.
4 ft = 4 × 12 = 48 in
48 in. _____ 45 in.
48 in. > 45 in.
Problem 4 :
17 ft. _____ 220 in.
Solution :
1 feet = 12 inch
Converting feet into inches, we get
Multiplying by 17 on both sides.
17 ft = 17 × 12 = 204 in
204 in. _____ 220 in.
204 in. < 220 in.
Problem 5 :
178 in. _____ 5 yd.
Solution :
1 yard = 36 inch
Converting yard into inches, we get
5 yd = 5 × 36 = 180 in
178 in. _____ 180 in.
178 in. < 180 in.
Problem 6 :
235 in. _____ 5 yd.
Solution :
1 yard = 36 inch
Multiplying by 5 on both sides.
Converting yard into inches, we get
5 yd = 5 × 36 = 180 in
235 in. _____ 180 in.
235 in. > 180 in.
Problem 7 :
16 ft. _____ 5 yd.
Solution :
1 yard = 3 feet
Converting yard into feet, we get
Multiplying by 5 on both sides.
5 yd = 5 × 3 = 15 ft
16 ft. _____ 15 ft.
16 ft. > 15 ft.
Problem 8 :
94 in. _____ 9 ft.
Solution :
1 feet = 12 inch
Converting feet into inches, we get
Multiplying by 9 on both sides.
9 ft = 9 × 12 = 108 in
94 in. _____ 108 in.
94 in. < 108 in.
Problem 9 :
12 yd. _____ 41 ft.
Solution :
1 yard = 3 feet
Converting yard into feet, we get
12 yard = 12 × 3 = 36 ft
36 ft. _____ 41 ft.
36 ft < 41 ft
Problem 10 :
Carlita and Sam made a paper clip chain. Carlita's chain was 60 inches long. Sam's chain was 4 feet long. Whose chain was longer ?
Solution :
Length of Cartila's chain = 60 inches
Length of Sam's chain = 4 feet
Comparing the length's can be done easily, when converting both into the same unit. Converting feet into inches is easy.
1 feet = 12 inches.
Multiplying by 4 on both sides, we get
4 feet = 48 inches
Cartila's chain Sam's chain
60 inches > 48 inches
Cartila's chain is longer than Sam.
Problem 11 :
Gina is 59 inches tall. Is she more or less than 5 feet ?
Solution :
Height of Gins = 59 inches
Let us convert 5 feet into inches
1 feet = 12 inches
Multiplying by 5 on both sides.
5 feet = 5 (12)
= 60 inches
So, Gina's height is lesser than 5 feet.
Problem 12 :
Mike's paper air plane flew 130 inches. He said his plane flew over 11 feet. Is he correct ? Explain
Solution :
To say whether he is correct or not, we have to convert them into the same unit. Converting feet into inches ins easy.
1 feet = 12 inches
Multiplying by 11 on both sides
11 feet = 132 inches
He is saying that the paper air plane flew 130 inches which is lesser than 132. So, he is incorrect.
Problem 13 :
James is 5 feet tall. Caroline is 53 inches tall. Who is taller ?
Solution :
Height of James = 5 feet
Height of Caroline = 53 inches.
To make the comparison easier, let us convert them into the same unit. Converting feet to inches is easy.
1 feet = 12 inches
5 feet = 60 inches.
60 inches > 53 inches
So, James is taller.
Problem 14 :
Arnold is 4 feet six inches tall. How many inches tall is Arnold ?
Solution :
Height of Arnold = 4 feet six inches
Converting them into inches,
1 feet = 12 inches
4 feet = 4(12) inches
4 feet = 48 inches
4 feet six inches = (48 + 6) inches
= 54 inches
So, Arnold is 54 inches tall.
Problem 15 :
Peter measured the width of his refrigerator, it was 32 inches wide. Is the fridge more or less than three feet wide ?
Solution :
3 feet = ? inches
1 feet = 12 inches
3 feet = 36 inches
The width of the refrigerator is 32 inches wide, which is lees than 3 feet.
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