Measuring instruments used to measure the length.
(i) To measure long distances like length and breadth of a park or
field we use measuring tapes. It is 50 cm or 100 cm or 250 cm or more in
length. It is kept in a box and taken out when needed to measure.
Tailors and some other persons have a small measuring tape to measure the length of cloth and also small distances.
Tailors also have a metre rod which is one metre long. It is also used to measure the length of cloth.
(ii) In schools and colleges we use meterscales of one meter length, 30 cm scales and 15 cm scales.
We use 30 cm scale and 15 cm scale in our daily routine work, to
draw linesegments of given measure and to measure the linesegments.
The tapes and meterrod of meterscale are used to measure the
length and breadth of a room, table, blackboard, etc. and also the
length of a piece of string, a piece of cloth, etc.
The small scales of measure 30 cm or 15 cm are used to measure the lengths of linesegments, chalkpieces, the length of a pencil, etc.
`Related Concepts
● To Measure the Length of a Linesegment
● Examples on Unit of Mass or Weight
● Units for The Measurement of Capacity
● Examples on Measurement of Capacity
● Antemeridian (a.m.) or Postmeridian (p.m.)
● Calendar
● Reading and Interpreting a Calendar
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