Posted by **marko** on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:04pm.

a scale on a map is 1.5 in. : 200 mi. the map distance from miami to chicago is 9 in. what is the actual distance between the cities?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:07pm
Cross multiply and solve for x.

1.5/200 = 9/x

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**marko**, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:09pm
x= 13.5 is that right

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:19pm
Does 13.5 miles make sense to you as the distance between Chicago and Miami????

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**marko**, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:22pm
sorry 2700 miles

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:23pm
Nope.

http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/alg/ratios.html

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**marko**, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:27pm
1200

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:33pm
Right! It's about 1200 miles between Miami and Chicago.

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**marko**, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:34pm
as always thanks for your help!

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8:35pm
You're very welcome, Marko.

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