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Haphazard Heights
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Order of students from shortest to tallest:

Height Student
3 feet 10 inches Sandy
3 feet 11 inches Kendra
4 feet Drew
4 feet 2 inches Jamal
4 feet 4 inches Parker
4 feet 8 inches Erin

explanation

Step 1
Change the heights to feet and inches.
As Listed in Problem Changed to Feet and Inches
3 feet 11 inches 3 feet 11 inches
46 inches 3 feet 10 inches
4 feet 8 inches 4 feet 8 inches
48 inches 4 feet
4 feet 2 inches 4 feet 2 inches
52 inches 4 feet 4 inches

Step 2
Make a chart with the heights in order from least to greatest.
Height Student
3 feet 10 inches
3 feet 11 inches  
4 feet  
4 feet 2 inches  
4 feet 4 inches  
4 feet 8 inches  

Step 3
Use the hints to fill in the names on the chart.

  • Since Kendra is second in line, she must be 3 feet 11 inches. Put her name in the chart.
  • Since Sandy is one inch shorter than Kendra, she must be 3 feet 10 inches. Put her name in the chart.
  • Try out different orders for the other four students.
  • Guess and check to see which order matches the clues.

Height Student
3 feet 10 inches Sandy
3 feet 11 inches Kendra
4 feet Drew
4 feet 2 inches Jamal
4 feet 4 inches Parker
4 feet 8 inches Erin

 


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