# Math

posted by Wendy

If you are making a model of your bedroom, which would be an appropriate scale: 1 inch = 2 feet, or 1 inch = 12 feet? Explain.

1. Damon

well, a bedroom is likely to be around 12 feet long

if you make it 1 in/2 ft
then the model length will be

12 ft (1 in/2 ft) = 6 inches long (reasonable)

if you make it 1 in/12 ft
then
12 ft (1 in/12 ft) = 1 inch
(kind of tiny to work with)

2. Ms. Sue

If you have a typical bedroom with one side equaling 12 feet, one scale would give you a 1 inch side; the other would give you a 6 inch side.

3. Wendy

so is it 1 inch= 2 feet?

4. Ms. Sue

That's the scale Damon and I would use.

5. Wendy

Ok thanks both of you:)

6. Ms. Sue

You're welcome.

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