#### Solved Examples and Worksheet for Measuring Length Using Ruler

Q1Find the base length of the triangle. A. 114 in.
B. 214 in.
C. 2 in.
D. 314 in.

Step: 1
Measuring the triangle, we see that its length is 2 full inches plus a fraction close to 14 inch.
Step: 2
So, the base length of the triangle is 2 14 inches.
Correct Answer is :   214 in.
Q2Use the figure to find the length of the arrow to the nearest one-fourth inch. A. 312 in.
B. 214 in.
C. 314 in.
D. 414 in.

Step: 1
The length of the arrow is 3 full inches plus a fraction close to 14 inch.
Step: 2
So, the length of the arrow is 3 14 inches.
Correct Answer is :   314 in.
Q3Which of these is the closest estimate of the length of the flag ? A. 2 14 inches
B. 3 14 inches
C. 1 14 inches
D. 14 inches

Step: 1
Measuring the flag, we see that its length is 3 full inches plus a fraction close to 14 inch.
Step: 2
So, the length of the flag is approximately equal to 3 14 inches.
Correct Answer is :   3 14 inches
Q4How many inches long is this battery? A. 2 14 inches
B. 1 12 inches
C. 2 12 inches
D. 3 inches

Step: 1
Measuring the battery, we see that its length is 2 full inches plus 2 small segments, that is, 2 12 inches.
Correct Answer is :   2 12 inches
Q5Which of these is the closest estimate of the length of the crayon? A. 5 14 inches
B. 5 inches
C. 4 14 inches
D. 3 34 inches

Step: 1
Measuring the crayon, we see that its length is 5 full inches plus a fraction close to 14 inch.
Step: 2
So, the length of the crayon is approximately equal to 5 14 inches.
Correct Answer is :   5 14 inches
Q6Estimate the length of the arrow to the nearest half-inch. A. 1 12 inches
B. 3 14 inches
C. 3 inches
D. 2 12 inches

Step: 1
The length of the arrow is on 1 whole inch plus a fraction. The fraction is 1 out of 2.
Step: 2
The length of the arrow is 1 12 inches.
Correct Answer is :   1 12 inches
Q7Estimate the length of the straw to the nearest half inch. A. 4 inches
B. 5 14 inches
C. 5 12 inches
D. 4 12 inches

Step: 1
The length of the straw is on 4 whole inches plus a fraction. The fraction is 1 out of 2.
Step: 2
The length of the straw is 4 12 inches
Correct Answer is :   4 12 inches
Q8Find the length of the square to the nearest half inch. A. 2 inches
B. 2 12 inches
C. 1 12 inches
D. 3 inches

Step: 1
The length of the squareis on 1 whole inch plus a fraction. The fraction is 1 out of 2.
Step: 2
The length of the square is 1 12 inches.
Correct Answer is :   1 12 inches
Q9How long is the key? A. 2 12 inches
B. 1 12 inches
C. 2 inches
D. 3 12 inches

Step: 1
The length of the key is on 3 whole inches plus a fraction. The fraction is 1 out of 2.
Step: 2
The length of the key is 3 12 inches.
Correct Answer is :   3 12 inches
Q10Find the length of the pencil to the nearest half-inch. A. 6 12 inches
B. 5 12 inches
C. 4 12 inches
D. 6 inches

Step: 1
The length of the pencil is on 5 whole inches plus a fraction. The fraction is 1 out of 2.
Step: 2
The length of the pencil is 5 12 inches.
Correct Answer is :   5 12 inches
Q11Find the length of the rectangle to the nearest half - inch. A. 4 12 inches
B. 5 12 inches
C. 4 inches
D. 3 12 inches

Step: 1
The length of the rectangle is on 4 whole inches plus a fraction. The fraction is 1 out of 2.
Step: 2
The length of the rectangle is 4 12 inches
Correct Answer is :   4 12 inches
Q12Find the length of the object to the nearest half-inch. A. 3 inches
B. 2 12 inches
C. 3 12 inches
D. 1 12 inches

Step: 1
The length of the object is 2 whole inches plus a fraction. The fraction is 1 out of 2.
Step: 2
So, the length of the object is 2 12 inches.
Correct Answer is :   2 12 inches