Common Core: 4th Grade Math : Use the Four Operations to Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2

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Example Question #81 : Solve Problems Involving Measurement And Conversion Of Measurements

Melissa ran sprints for , and Megan ran sprints for . How many more minutes did Megan run than Jessica? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our seconds into minutes because our final answer is asking for minutes. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we need to subtract to find our difference. 

Example Question #81 : Solve Problems Involving Measurement And Conversion Of Measurements

Megan studied for  everyday from Monday-Friday. How many total hours did she spend studying?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our minutes into hours because our final answer is asking for hours. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we need to multiply  because Megan studied for  hours each day. 

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