 How many times would you need to run 100 meters before you had run a kilometer?

Shapes - Measuring Length

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There are 10 millimeters in a centimeter, 100 centimeters in a meter and 1,000 meters in a kilometer. It is easy to get mixed up with the number of noughts and decimal places when measuring length.

This Math quiz will give you plenty of practice.

1.
How many millimeters are there in 8 centimeters?
80
800
8,000
80,000
There are 10 millimeters in a centimeter
2.
Blackpool Tower is 157.8 meters high. How many centimeters is this?
1.578
15.578
1,578
15,780
To convert meters to centimeters you need to multiply by 100
3.
How many times would you need to run 100 meters before you had run a kilometer?
5
7.5
10
12.5
There are 1,000 meters in a kilometer
4.
If you traveled 10,018 kilometers around the equator you would have traveled a quarter of the way around the world. How many kilometers is it around the world?
20,036
30,054
40,072
80,144
5.
It is 34,000 meters across the English Channel from England to France. How many kilometers is this?
34
68
136
272
6.
If pencils are 12.5 cm long, how many will fit in a meter when they are laid end to end?
4
8
12
16
8 x 12.5 cm = 1 meter
7.
If it is 400 meters around a running track, how many laps would you have to complete in order to run 20 kilometers?
30
40
50
60
8.
What are the abbreviations for centimeter and millimeter?
cm and mt
cm and mm
sm and mm
sm and mt
centimeter = cm, millimeter = mm
9.
Jack is exactly a meter and half a centimeter tall. What is Jack's height in millimeters?
1,005
1,050
1,150
1,500
There are 1,000 millimeters in a meter
10.
A child's building block is 55 mm high. What would be the height of 15 building blocks stacked one on top of the other? Give your answer in cm.
22.5 cm
42.5 cm
62.5 cm
82.5 cm
A building block that is 55 mm high is 5.5 cm high
Author:  Frank Evans

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