Dear Mr. Erickson,
We are Megan and Tanner,4th grade students in Virginia
Beach.
The first thing we did was to read
the question. The question asked,"How high is Ned now compared
to the top of the table?" The second we did was to eliminate
the clues that were not relevent.Then we read the rest of
the clues.
They stated that Ned was a spider and Kristen was holding him
at her sholder hight which is 135 cm.sheis standing on a stool that
is 42 cm.high.Then Ned jumped off her hand and let out a strand of
silk that was 108 cm. long,and the table is 73 cm. above the
ground.
Then we drew a
diagram. We figured that since she's holding
the spider at 135 cm. plus the hight of the stool would be 177cm.
high. Then they said Ned jumped and let out a string 108 cm. long ,
so he might have been hanging there.
So we subtracted 108 cm. from 177cm.=69cm.Then the table is
73 cm. so subtract 69 cm. from 73cm.=4 cm.below the top of the
table.
