Geometry Ratios
posted by A on .
At the half time show during a football game, a marching band is to form a rectangle 50yards by 16yards. The conductor wants to plan out the band members positions using a 14 by 8.5in. sheet of paper. What scale should she use to fir both dimensions of the rectangle on the page? (Use whole inches and yards)

50/14 = 3.57
so a scale of 1 in:4 yds would work for the length
16/8.5 = 1.88
so a scale of 1 in:2 yds would work for the width.
Looks like 1 in = 4 yds is the ticket.