## Monday, September 21, 2015

### Decimal Comparison Word Problems

This week, try your hand at writing and solving a word problem that includes comparing three different decimals and placing them in numerical order. Make sure your word problem makes sense.

1. Three boys entered a race. Joe ran the race in 2.567 seconds; Bobby finished in 2.563 seconds and Alex finished in 2.53 seconds. Who came in first, second and third places?

Alex came in first place with the smallest number: 2.53 seconds
Bobby came in second place with 2.563 seconds
Joe came in third place with 2.567 seconds

2. Three students entered a sunflower growing contest.Catherine's flower grew 6.5 feet. Tina's flower grew 5.9 feet. And Andy's flower grew 7.1 feet. Who came in first, second and third place?

Andy came in first place with the biggest number, 7.1 feet.
Catherine came in second place with 6.5 feet.
Tina came in third place with 5.9 feet.

Kiera

3. Two kids went to a candy store Danny got 3.345 pieces of candy Tom got 3.678 pieces of candy who got more candy Danny or Tom?

Tom got more candy because 6 tenths is more than 3 tenths.

4. from Brendan Janis

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5. One day three siblings entered a swimming race. Olivia got a time of 3.4 seconds. Trevor got 3.8 seconds.And Kiera got 2.9 seconds. What is the order they finished?

First Kiera with 2.9 seconds then Olivia with 3.4 seconds and last Trevor with 3.8 seconds

6. 3 girls went to the grocery store. Sarah spent 5.67\$. Ellie spent 5.31\$. Molly spent 6.87\$. What is the order of prices from greatest to least?

Molly spent the most money with 6.87\$, then Sarah with 5.67\$, and with the least came Ellie with 5.31\$.

7. Franklin,Trevor and Mitchell were in a long jump tournament at school,Franklin jumped 4.54 meters, Trevor jumped 5.6 meters and Mitchell jumped 6.13 meters.Who jumped farthest?Order the decimals from least to greatest. 4.54,5.6,6.13

Mitchell jumped the farthest.

8. Three kids entered a race. Jessica got a time of 3.2, Bob got a time of 3.5 seconds, and Calvin got a time of 3.3 seconds. Put these numbers in order from least to greatest.

9. Franklin,Trevor and Mitchell were in a long jump tournament at school,Franklin jumped 4.54 meters, Trevor jumped 5.6 meters and Mitchell jumped 6.13 meters.Who jumped farthest?Order the decimals from least to greatest. 4.54,5.6,6.13

Mitchell jumped the farthest.

10. Sid,Alex and Jake had a race.Sid finished 4.5 .Alex finish 4.8. Jake finished 3.9.Order the decimal by greatest to least. Who finished first.

3.9,4.5,4.8
Jake finished first

11. There are 3 kids Luke, Ryan, and Ted they were seeing how far they could through a ball Luke through 12.473 feet, Ryan got 12.306 feet and Ted got 11.067 feet.

who got the most distance?

12. Jim, Joey, and John wanted to see who could kick a soccer ball the furthest..Jim kicked it 10.1 feet, Joey kicked it 12.4 feet, John kicked his ball 1 foot more than Jim. Who kicked the ball the furthest?
Answer:Joey kicked it the furthest at 12.4
By Scott

13. Three people wanted to see who's iPad was the cheapest. Kim got it for \$300.78, Jake got it for \$300.87, and Alex got it for \$300.79. Order from least to greatest to find cheapest.

14. Three kids did their homework. Bob got 83.25 on his. Kim got 98.2, and Paul got a 76.89. Order the numbers from least to greatest.

By Vela

15. There are three boys. One boy is 5.25 feet, another is 5.34 feet and another is 5.27 feet. What are there heights from shortest to tallest?

5.25, 5.27 and 5.34

16. Marcus, Billy, and Ralph had a throwing competition. Marcus got 9.498, Billy got 9.479, and Ralph got 9.579. Who got first, second, and third?
First, Ralph 9.579
Second, Marcus 9.498
Third, Billy 9.479

Christian

17. 3 boys were having an eating contest. Bob ate his pasta in 5.647 minutes. Bobby ate his pasta in 5.835 minutes. Bobady bob ate his pasta in 5.638 minutes. Who ate their pasta the fastest? Put the decimals in order from least to greatest.

Bobady bob ate his pasta the fastest. 5.638, 5.647, 5.835

18. Boblin,Bonbon and bob were fighting over donuts.Boblin got 2.35 Bonbon got 2.38 and Bob got 3.06 of the donuts.Put these donut decimals in order from least to greatest.

2.35,2.38,3.06
-S.A