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Posted by **Erin** on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 8:18pm.

Q: You are making a scale drawing of a room using a scale of 1-inch:4-feet.

a) The room is 14 feet by 18 feet. Find its dimensions in the drawing.

b) A sofa in the room has a lenght of 6 feet. Find the length of the sofa in the drawing.

Thank you!!!!!!

- Pre-Algebra -
**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 8:24pmOne way to solve these problems is to set up a proportion.

1/4 + x/14

Cross multiply and solve for x.

4x = 14

x = 14/4

x = 3.5

Solve the others the same way.

- Pre-Algebra -
**Erin**, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 8:55pmThank you so much! It makes sense now!

- Pre-Algebra -
**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 9:06pmYou're very welcome.

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