# distance

## using maps to measure distance

Maps can often be used to measure distance. The map in the Figure 1.1 shows the route from Jordans house to his school. You can use the scale at the bottom of the map to measure the distance between these two points. Q: What is the distance from Jordans house to his school? A: The distance is 2 kilometers.

## what is distance

Distance is the length of the route between two points. The distance of a race, for example, is the length of the track between the starting and finishing lines. In a 100-meter sprint, that distance is 100 meters.

## si unit for distance

The SI unit for distance is the meter (m). Short distances may be measured in centimeters (cm), and long distances may be measured in kilometers (km). For example, you might measure the distance from the bottom to the top of a sheet of paper in centimeters and the distance from your house to your school in kilometers.

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## questions

english units of distance include the

``````-->  a) mile.

b) square mile.

c) mile per hour.

d) all of the above
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a millimeter is longer than a centimeter.

``````a. true

-->  b. false
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a yard is closest in distance to a

``````a) millimeter.

b) centimeter.

c) kilometer.

-->  d) meter.
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to measure distance in si units, you could use a meter stick.

``````-->  a. true

b. false
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