# COMPARING INCHES FEET AND YARDS

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

## Comparing Between Word Problems

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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