Experiment Ma-01


Description: Copies of the standard meter and standard yard stick are placed on the lecture table for examination by the students. Examination shows the relative size of English and metric units.

English Metric
1 inch 2.54 centimeters
1 foot 3.05 decimeters
1 yard 0.91 meters
0.39 inches 1 centimeter
3.94 inches 1 decimeter
39.37 inches 1 meter


A meter stick (left) and yardstick (right), side by side on the lecture bench.


An inch is approximately 2.54 centimeters, as we can see by comparing positions on the two measuring tools.



Materials: yard stick, meter stick


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