Example Question #1 : Measurement
Which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure a bug?
You would use a ruler to measure a bug because a bug is most likely smaller than inches, which is the size of a ruler. All of the other tools would be used to measure much larger objects.
Example Question #2 : Measurement
What time does the clock show?
When the hour hand (the shorter hand) points to a number on the clock, or is just past the number before it gets to the next number, we say that number as the hour. When the minute hand (the longer hand) points to a number on the clock we don't say that exact number.
Look at the clock below. For the minute hand, we count by s.
This clock is showing for the hour (it is past the number but not at the yet) and the minute hand is pointing at the , which means minutes.
Our time is