Chapter 6

Haphazard Heights

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

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