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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 8.5-in. sheet of paper. What scale should she use to fir both dimensions of the rectangle on the page? (Use whole inches and yards)

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    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.

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