# Lesson 10 Multi-step Measurement Problems

Let’s solve multi-step measurement problems.

## Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Distances Traveled

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

animal | distance traveled in a day |
---|---|

three-toed sloth | 30 meters |

snail | 2,500 centimeters |

dromedary | 40 kilometers |

giant tortoise | 500 meters |

## Activity 1 Long Hikes, Short Hikes

Here are estimates of the farthest distances that some animals would move in one day.

animal |
distance traveled in a day |
---|---|

three-toed sloth |
30 meters |

snail |
2,500 centimeters |

dromedary |
40 kilometers |

giant tortoise |
500 meters |

## Problem 1

Put the animals and their travel distances in order, from the shortest to the longest. Explain or show your reasoning.

## Problem 2

Do you agree with each statement? Explain your reasoning.

A giant tortoise can move 2 times as far as a snail can move in a day.

A dromedary can move 80 times as far as a giant tortoise can move in a day.

## Activity 2 Big Bottles, Little Bottles

Here are six water bottle sizes and four clues about the amount of water they each hold.

One bottle holds 350 mL.

A bottle in size B holds 5 times as much water as a bottle that holds 1 L.

The largest bottle holds 20 times the amount of water in the smallest bottle.

A 1,500 mL bottle holds 3 times as much water as a bottle in size E.

Use the clues to find out the amount of water, in mL, that each bottle size holds. Be prepared to explain or show your reasoning.

A: mL

C: mL

E: mL

B: mL

D: mL

F: mL

## Practice Problem

## Problem 1

A tuna fish can swim 200 kilometers in a day.

The camel travels 40 kilometers in a day. How many times farther does the tuna fish travel than the camel?

The giant tortoise travels 500 meters in a day. How many kilometers is that?

How many times as far as the giant tortoise does the tuna fish travel?