Name a unit of length used to measure short distances?
Unit lengths are measurements used to measure length, like inches, feet, and meters. You can use a ruler to measure things in inches, or a yardstick to measure things in feet. You can use a meter stick to measure things in meters, which is a bit longer than a yardstick.
Inch - A unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems, equal to 1/12 of a foot. Foot - A unit of length equal to 12 inches, or 0.3048 meters. Meter - The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). One meter is equal to 100 centimeters, or 39.37 inches.
Which unit of length do you prefer to use?
A light year is the distance that light travels in one year and is equivalent to 9,460,730,472,580.8 kilometers. The smallest unit of length is the Planck length, which is 1.616199(97)×10^−35 meters. The picometer (pm) is one trillionth of a meter, which is 1/1,000,000,000,000th of a meter.
Did you know?
How many inches are in a foot?
What is the longest unit of length?
What unit of measurement would you use to measure the length of a pencil?
What do you think is the most useful unit of length for measuring everyday objects?
How could you use the different unit lengths to help you solve a problem?