### Measuring Length

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Length is a measure of how long something is. We use rulers or tape to measure length.

We most of the time measure length in millimeters, centimeters (cm), meters (m) and kilometers (km) as unit of length. Millimeters and centimeters are used to measure

__short lengths__.__Long lengths__are measured in meters. The__distance between two far off places__is measured in kilometers (km)**Example:**The length of a pencil is measured in centimeters, Length of bed in meters, while the distance between two places is measured in kilometers.

**Important points**- The standard unit of length is ‘Meter’.

- We use ‘cm’ for centimeter, ‘mm’ for millimeter, ‘m’ for meter and ‘km’ for kilometer in short form.

- 1 centimeter length is equally divided into 100 small parts and each part is called millimeter (mm).

Thus, 1 cm = 100 mm or 100 mm = 1 cm

- 1 meter length is equally divided into 100 small parts and each part is called centimeter (cm).

Thus, 1 m = 100 cm or 100 cm = 1 m

- 1 kilometer length is equally divided into 1000 small parts and each part is called meter (m).

Thus, 1 km = 1000 m or 1000 m = 1 km

**Addition and Subtraction of units of length**Arrange the number in column according to the units. First add smaller unit then add larger unit.

**Example 1:****Example 2:**

**Example 3:**A shopkeeper had 250m long rope. 190m was sold. What is the length of the rope left?

__Solution:__Length of rope = 250m

Length of rope sold =190m

Length of rope left = 250m – 190m

**Conversions:****To convert meters into centimeters, we multiply the given number of meters by 100.**__Example1:__Convert 5m into cm5m = 5 x 100

= 500cm

__Example 2:__Convert 4m 85cm into cm4m 85cm = 4 x 100cm + 85cm

= 400cm + 85 cm = 485 cm

**To convert kilometers into meters, we multiply the given number of kilometers by 1000.**__Example1:__Convert 15km into m15m = 15 x 1000

= 15000m

__Example 2:__Convert 4km 850m into m4km 850m =4 x 1000m + 850m

= 4000m + 850m

= 4850m

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