Fractional Lengths

Warmup

Challenge #1

A zookeeper is . A young giraffe in his care is .

(1.) What fraction of the giraffe’s height is the zookeeper’s height? 

(2.) How many times as tall as the zookeeper is the giraffe?

Challenge #2

The photo below shows a situation that involves fractions. Complete the sentences. Be prepared to explain your reasoning.

(1.) The length of the long tube is about ______ times the length of a short tube.

(2.) The length of a short tube is about ______ times the length of the long tube.

(3.) If the length of the long paper roll is  inches, what is the length of each short paper roll?

Challenge #3