Posted by Debbie on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 9:20pm.
On the blueprint of Lauren's new office building, the scale is 3 in. equals 8 ft. What will be the actual length of Lauren's office if it measures 6 in. long on the blueprint?

math 115 #8  Ms. Sue, Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 9:24pm
Please see the previous post that shows you how to solve this kind of problem.
We'll be glad to check your answer.

math 115 #8  Debbie, Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 9:26pm
can't find previous posts..still don't get it

math 115 #8  Ms. Sue, Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 9:27pm
You can find all of your previous posts and their answers by clicking on your name above.

math 115 #8  Debbie, Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 9:34pm
is this correct? makes sense to me, but it seems like I am missing something about showing my work
if 3 in = 8 ft
then 6 in = 16 ft

math 115 #8  Ms. Sue, Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 9:35pm
Yay! You are right! It does make sense!! :)

math 115 #8  Ms. Sue, Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 9:38pm
You could use a proportion to show your work.
3 / 8 = 6 / x
3x = 48
x = 16
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