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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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    Cross multiply and solve for x.

    1.5/200 = 9/x

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    x= 13.5 is that right

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

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    sorry 2700 miles

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    Nope.

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

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    1200

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

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    as always thanks for your help!

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    You're very welcome, Marko.

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