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Customary Measurement. Converting between units: Length, Weight, Capacity. Length. In the customary system, length is measured in inches, feet, yards, and miles . The length of a leaf would be measured in inches . The trunk of a tree would be measured in feet.

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customary measurement

Customary Measurement

Converting between units:

Length, Weight, Capacity

length
Length
  • In the customary system, length is measured in inches, feet, yards, and miles.
  • The length of a leaf would be measured in inches.
  • The trunk of a tree would be measured in feet.
  • The height of the entire tree might be measured in yards.
  • The distance from here to Fort Worth would be measured in miles.
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Customary Measurement

Length

12 inches = 1 foot

3 feet = 1 yard

5,280 feet = 1 mile

Do you know??

36

_______ inches = 1 yard

1,760

_______ yards = 1 mile

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If you are going from smaller units to larger units, you will need less. So, you would DIVIDE by the conversion factor .

Measurements of Length

12 in = 1 ft

3 ft = 1 yard

5,280 ft = 1 mile

Let’s try some:

48 in = ___ ft

64 in = ___ ft ____ in

18 ft = _____ yd

10,560 ft = ____ miles

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If you are going from larger units to smaller units, you will need more of them. So, you would MULTIPLY by the conversion factor

Measurements of Length

12 in = 1 ft

3 ft = 1 yard

5,280 ft = 1 mile

Let’s Try A Few:

13 feet = ___ inches

3 miles = _______ ft.

7 yards = _______ ft

more practice
More Practice
  • 3.5 ft = ___ in
  • 65 inches = _____ ft
  • 4 yds. 1 ft = ______ ft
how might this look on staar
How might this look on STAAR?

Juan measured the distance from the corner

of his house to the corner of his friend’s house.

it was a distance of 384 feet. How many yards

was Juan’s house from his friend’s house?

A 1,152 yards

B 387 yards

C 128 yards

D 32 yards