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Free Online Worksheet to help students practice how to solve metric length word problems that involves adding and subtracting metric lengths.

Objective:

- I know how to solve metric length word problems by adding and subtracting metric lengths.

**How to add or subtract metric lengths?**

To add or subtract metric lengths, you simply need to convert the lengths into the same unit of measurement and then perform the operation.

For example, let’s say you want to add 2 m 50 cm and 1 m 75 cm. You can convert both lengths to cm, which is a smaller unit of measurement:

2 m 50 cm = 250 cm (1 m = 100 cm) 1 m 75 cm = 175 centimeters Now that both lengths are in centimeters, you can add them together:

250 cm + 175 cm = 425 cm So the sum is 425 cm or 4 m 25 cm.

To subtract metric lengths, you follow the same process. For example, let’s say you want to subtract 1 m 50 cm from 2 m:

2 m = 200 cm 1 m 50 cm meters = 150 cm Now that both lengths are in centimeters, you can subtract them:

200 cm - 150 cm = 50 cm So the difference is 50 cm.

Have a look at this video if you need to learn how to add or subtract metric lengths.

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