# Haphazard Heights

## Solution

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