Using Measurement to Solve Real-World Problems


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An architect presents you with a blueprint drawing which uses a 1/8 inch: 1 foot scale. The bookcase in the drawing measures 1.5 inches in length. The actual length is _____.

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1. How many yards of fabric would be needed if you replaced 3 yards of a 54-inch wide piece of fabric with a 27-inch wide piece of fabric?

2. Yogurt has 130 calories per serving. If there are 5 servings in the container, and half the yogurt is eaten, how many calories have been consumed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How well can you use measurements to solve real-world problems? Take this short quiz to find out. Particular topics in the quiz include finding the length of a bookcase and determining how many yards of fabric are needed for a project.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice problems will have you solving for the following:

  • The number of calories in yogurt per serving
  • How long it would take to drive a certain number of miles at a given speed
  • Gravitational constant and how it affects a person's weight on the moon

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve real-world measurement practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the length of an object in a different light
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a gravitational constant and how it affects a person's weight on the Earth and moon

Additional Learning

For a chance to learn more, consider the accompanying lesson named Using Measurement to Solve Real-World Problems. The lesson adheres to the following study topics:

  • Using scale on a blueprint
  • Fundamental units of measure
  • Deriving units
  • Unit conversions