Posted by A on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 12:55am.
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)

Geometry Ratios  Steve, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 10:41am
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.