# Math

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Is 5dm greater than or less than 5cm (how do you figure this out)

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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?

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this is alania's mom....we're trying to learn this together. i would say 5dm is greater..

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You're right, Alania's mom. :-)

My little finger is about 5 cm long. My computer mouse is a little over 5 dm long.

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< My computer mouse is a little over 5 dm long. >

Ms Sue, that is not a mouse, that is a huge computer rat, lol

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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>

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