exact length in inches of a 6.4 oz toothpaste tube

According to Walmart, Crest Cavity Protection Toothpaste, 6.4 oz assembled product dimensions are:

(L x W x H): 1.50 x 8.50 x 5.00 Inches

People often ask about the "correct" use of length, width, height, and depth. In the most common contexts in elementary school, mathematics does not have a formal definition for these terms, nor does it have rules about "proper" use. But natural usage does follow some conventions.

In some contexts, two of these terms -- length and height -- do also have a specific mathematical meaning. Length, when referring to measurement in one dimension (as in the length of a line segment or a piece of string), has a specialized meaning. So does height when it is used in conjunction with base.

Learn more about length, width, height and depth at Thinkmath.edc.org.

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