# Mathematics

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A map drawn to scale of 1:50 000 with the actual distance between two points is 4.5km.Calculate the number of centimetres that should be used to represent this distance on the map.

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let's stick with ratios

4.5 km = 450000 cm
let x be the number of cm on the map
1/50000 = x/450000
x = 9 cm

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45km

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The answer to this question is simple. Use ratios. It's more easier.

4.5 km = 450000 cm
let x be the number of cm on the map
1/50000 = x/450000
x = 9 cm

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