math word problem
posted by marko .
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?

Cross multiply and solve for x.
1.5/200 = 9/x 
x= 13.5 is that right

Does 13.5 miles make sense to you as the distance between Chicago and Miami????

sorry 2700 miles


1200

Right! It's about 1200 miles between Miami and Chicago.

as always thanks for your help!

You're very welcome, Marko.
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