Math
posted by Alania on .
Is 5dm greater than or less than 5cm (how do you figure this out)

There are 10 decimeters in 1 meter.
There are 100 centimeters in 1 meter.
Therefore, there are 10 centimeters in 1 decimeter.
Do you think 5 dm is greater or less than 5 cm? 
this is alania's mom....we're trying to learn this together. i would say 5dm is greater..

You're right, Alania's mom. :)
My little finger is about 5 cm long. My computer mouse is a little over 5 dm long. 
< My computer mouse is a little over 5 dm long. >
Ms Sue, that is not a mouse, that is a huge computer rat, lol 
Ooops! I was thinking 1 dm  not 5 dm!! Ye gads!
My arm is about 5 dm long!!! And I'll get rid of that rat! <g>