**Problems 1-2**

There are many problems throughout the text labeled IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Just relax; do not be afraid to give your opinion. For the most part, these questions do not have “right” or “wrong” answers. You should spend about five minutes in answering each of these questions.

**Problems 3-6**

Read this section for formulate in your own mind the meaning of the words, concepts, or formulas requested in these problems.

**Problems 7-10**

See Figure 8.3; you need to memorize the length of the basic units of measurement, namely the inch and the centimeter.

**]Problems 11-29**

These problems are designed to help you estimate distances. Don’t be afraid to guess, check, and then revise, if necessary.

**Problems 30-34**

These problems are designed to test your knowledge of the metric system of measurement.

**Problems 35-36**

See Example 1; you will need a ruler to answer these questions.

**Problems 37-40**

For **Problems 37 and 38** , the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle is the sum of twice the length and twice the width. For **Problems 39 and 40** , the formula for the perimeter, P, of an equilateral triangle with side of length s is P = 3s. See Example 2.

**Problems 41-43**

The formula for the circumference of a circle is pi times the square of the radius. See Example 4.

For **Problem 43**, the perimeter is the distance around a circle (from the ends) plus the distance along each side. See Example 3.

**Problems 44-51**

Trace out the distance around each of the given figures. See Examples 2 and 3.

**Problems 52-54**

Choose the appropriate formula and calculate the answer. See Example 4.

**Note:** Homework Hints are given only for the Level 1 and Level 2 problems.

However, as you go through the book be sure you look at all the examples in the text. If you need hints for the Level 3 problems, check some sources for help on the internet (see the LINKS for that particular section. As a last resort, you can call the author at (707) 829-0606.

On the other hand, the problems designated “Problem Solving” generally require techniques that do not have textbook examples.

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