Posted by theresa on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:30pm.
On a map, the length of a naturecenter trail is 10.8 centimeters. If the scale is 3 centimeters to 20 kilometers, what is the actual length of the trail.

math  Reiny, Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:42pm
3 cm > 20 km
1 cm > 20/3 km
10.8 cm  (20/3)(10.8) km = .....

math  theresa, Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:54pm
i don't understand your answer to my ?

math  Reiny, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 12:01am
my last line ....
10.8 cm = (20/3)(10.8) = 72 km
or
set up a ratio:
L/10.8 = 20/3
L = 10.8(20/3) = 72
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