- Metric Units of Measurement
- Home
- Choosing Metric Measurement Units
- Measuring Length to the Nearest Centimeter
- Measuring Length to the Nearest Millimeter
- Metric Distance Conversion with Whole Number Values
- Metric Mass or Capacity Conversion with Whole Number Values
- Metric Distance Conversion with Decimal Values
- Metric Conversion with Decimal Values: Two-Step Problem
- Time Unit Conversion with Whole Number Values
- Introduction to Adding Time
- Introduction to Elapsed Time
- Converting between Metric and U.S. Customary Unit Systems

# Measuring Length to the Nearest Millimeter

Small units of lengths are called millimeters. The thickness of a credit card or the thickness of say 10 white sheets of paper are of the order of a millimeter in length.

In this lesson, we solve problems where the length of objects is measured to the nearest millimeter. This means that the measurement is accurate up to a millimeter. Usually insects like fleas, red ants have lengths of the order of millimeters.

Find the length of the following object to the nearest millimeter.

### Solution

**Step 1:**

The reading is closer to 729 mm than to 728 mm.

**Step 2:**

So, the length of the given object to the nearest centimeter is 729 mm.

Find the length of the following object to the nearest millimeter.

### Solution

**Step 1:**

The reading is closer to 752 mm than to 751 mm.

**Step 2:**

So, the length of the given object to the nearest centimeter is 752 mm.

Find the length of the following object to the nearest millimeter.

### Solution

**Step 1:**

The reading is closer to 449 mm than to 448 mm.

**Step 2:**

So, the length of the given object to the nearest centimeter is 449 mm.