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Activity Discussion Science & Technology MOTION AND MEASUREMENT OF DISTANCES

• # MOTION AND MEASUREMENT OF DISTANCES

Posted by on June 24, 2023 at 8:50 am

WHY WOULD YOU NOT LIKE TO USE A MEASURING TAPE MADE OF AN ELASTIC MATERIAL LIKE RUBBER TO MEASURE DISTANCE? WHAT WOULD BE SOME OF THE PROBLEMS YOU WOULD MEET IN TELLING SOMEONE ABOUT A DISTANCE YOU MEASURED WITH SUCH A TAPE?

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• ### Huzaifa

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June 24, 2023 at 12:28 pm
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You know how we use measuring tapes to measure how long something is? Well, some measuring tapes are made of a stretchy material like rubber. But using a rubber measuring tape can cause some problems.

One problem is that the rubber tape can stretch and change shape when we pull it to measure something. This makes it difficult to get the right measurement and know the exact distance.

Another problem is that rubber tapes are not very accurate. They can give different results each time we use them because they stretch differently. This means we might not get the same measurement if we try to measure the same thing again.

Also, the stretching of the rubber tape can be different in different places or at different times, which can make it hard for other people to understand and trust the measurements we tell them.

Lastly, the rubber tape doesn’t follow the same rules as other measuring tools, so it can be confusing when we try to compare our measurements with others or use standard units of measurement.

So, it’s better to use a measuring tape that is not made of rubber and is more solid and accurate. That way, we can be sure our measurements are correct and easier to understand for everyone.

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