Posted by **ruthy** on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 11:44pm.

if the scale of a map is 1/4inches = 1 miles. the distance between two cities on the map is 3 1/4inches. what is the acutal distance ,in miles,between the two cities.

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**Writeacher**, Monday, August 2, 2010 at 8:50am
If ¼" = 1 mile, then you need to ask yourself this question: How many ¼-inches there are in 1 inch?

4, right?

Now multiply and then add.

What do you get?

- 8th grade -
**Jen**, Monday, August 2, 2010 at 9:17am
Or you could set up a proportion. .25/1=x/3.25

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