Sample Metric System Word Problems - Lesson One Worksheet
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Math Stories - Lesson 1

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 1 Ethan lives at one end of Park Avenue. Brian lives at the other end of the avenue. It is 5.8 kilometers from one end of Park Avenue to the other. If Ethan walks 2.79 kilometers toward Brian's house, how many meters does he have to walk to get there?
 2 Devin had the measles and had to stay inside even though he didn't feel very bad at all. He decided to make a cake to surprise his mother. The recipe said he needed four deciliters of milk. How many liters of milk did he need?
 3 Aaron and Noah wanted to have a contest to see which of their paper airplanes could fly the longest distance. Aaron's plane flew four meters. Noah's plane only flew seventy-nine centimeters. How much further did Aaron's plane fly?
 4 We are driving to Las Vegas. The sign says that it is one hundred forty-five kilometers to Las Vegas. How many meters is it to Las Vegas?
 5 Olivia was very cold. She wanted to wear her new jacket with the pink flowers on it. Her mother said that it was negative seven degrees Celsius but that it was going to be eleven degrees Celsius by afternoon. How many degrees would the temperature have to rise to reach eleven degrees Celsius?
 6 The miller wants to bake a loaf of bread, but he didn't have any flour. He decided he would grind just enough for eighteen loaves. If it takes one and three-fourths kilograms of flour for two loafs, how much flour will he need?