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An architect uses a scale of 1/4 inch to represent 1 foot on a blueprint. If the West wall of a building is 44 feet long, how long will the line be on the blue print?

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  1. since the scale is constant,

    (1/4)/1 = x/44

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  2. An architect's model of a building uses a scale in which 1/2 inch equals 1 foot. If the width of the building is 87 feet, how many inches will the width be on the model?

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  3. Using the scale 1/4 inch = 1 foot, complete the following:
    a. 44 feet are represented by inches.
    b. one 1/4 inches represent feet.

    Solution :
    a. foot= 1/4 inch
    44 feet = 44 x 1/4 = 11 inches.
    44 feet are represented by 11 inches.

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