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If a scale on a map is 2.5 cm to 30 miles..if two cities are 8 cm apart on the map what is the actual distance between the 2 cities?

I have 96 miles but not sure if that is right.

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    2.5/30 = 8/x
    2.5x = 240
    x = 96

    You're right!

  • math -

    2.5/30 is your scale

    so 2.5/30=8/x
    a proportion, so cross multiply
    2.5x=240
    x=96

    yeah i think you're right

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    ok thank you

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