Jack ran a 100-yard race while Jill ran a 100-meter race.
Who ran the longer race?
1 mile (actually, a little
less than a mile since a
By how much?
mile is about 1609 meters)
UNITS OF VOLUME. In the metric system, the most commonly used
measurements of volume (capacity) are the liter, milliliter, cubic
centimeter, decaliter, and cubic meter.
A liter is equal to the volume of a cube measuring one decimeter (1/10 of
about 10 yards/9 m
a meter) on each side. The volume of a cube is found by multiplying the
(100 m = 110 yards. Jill ran
length of one side by itself three times (width x height x depth). Since a
liter is a volume equal to 1 decimeter times 1 decimeter times 1
decimeter, a liter can also be referred to as a cubic decimeter.
100 yards = 91 m. Jack
still needs to run 9 meters.
depth = 1
= 1 liter (cubic decimeter)
height = 1
width = 1 decimeter
Since a decimeter is 1/10 of a meter, how much larger is a cubic meter
than a cubic decimeter (l liter)?
(Hint: 1 meter = 10 decimeters)
depth = 10
= 1 cubic meter (m )
height = 10
width = 10 decimeters