# NCERT Solutions For Class 2 Maths Chapter 13 The Longest Step

## The Longest Step

They started the game.

Surprisingly, at the end, the elephant won.

Question: 1

Can you tell why the elephant won?

The elephant took big step while walking. So the elephant won.

Question: 2

Who takes the biggest step?

The elephant takes the biggest step.

Hand or Fingers?

Rajat wants to find out the length of a few things using his handspan. These are shown in the picture.

Question: 3

Can he use a handspan to find the length of all these?

No, he cannot use handspan to find the length of all these.

Question: 4

Which things around you are less than your handspan? Name them.

Matchbox, Sharpener, Eraser, Coin etc.

Question: 5

What would you use to find the length of these things?

We would use our fingers to find the length of these things.

Question: 6

(a) Use your fingers to find out the distance between the rat and the milk. ________ fingers

2 fingers

(b) How far is the cat from the rat? _______ fingers

5 fingers

(c) How far is the cat from the milk? ________ fingers

4 fingers

(d) What will the cat reach first – the rat or the milk?

The milk.

(e) Can the rat save itself? How?

No, it cannot save itself.

(f) How long is the rat’s tail? ________ fingers

5 fingers.

(g) Who has longer whiskers? The rat or the cat?

The cat has longer whiskers.

Is That So?

Sanju and her friends were trying to find out the length of their different body parts. Here is what they found out –

Question: 7

(a) Do you agree with what they said?

Yes I agree with what they said.

(b) Check how many of your friends have –

1) a face one handspan long __________

All of them have a face one handspan long.

2) the arm as long as the leg __________

No one has the arm as long as the leg.

3) a forehead 4 fingers wide _________

All of them have a forehead 4 fingers wide.

(c) You can try and measure other body parts with your fingers and write their length.

1) Your nose is ________ fingers long.

2) Your ear is ________ fingers long.