Math(PLEASE HELP ME ASAP)

The distance between mountianview and crowntop is 6.5 inches on a map. if the scale on the map is 1 inch= 25 miles what is the actual distance between the two towns

i have the correct answer it is 162.5 miles the etcher gave us this answer but how would i explain how she got this answer ??

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  1. i ment the teacher sorry :(

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  2. 1 inch = 25 miles
    2 inches = 50 miles
    3 inches = 150 miles

    Right?

    What do you think you should do with those two numbers -- 6.5 and 25?

    add?
    subtract?
    multiply?
    divide?

  3. multiply

    um 6.5 times 25 = 162.5

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  4. Yes! :-)

  5. Hmm...ok I pretty sure the answer is what you did but to explain say '' the answer to this problem is .....'' I have a mean teacher and this works!!

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    posted by Ashley
  6. yay i got it i have another question ms sue
    how would i explain this?

    solve the proportion

    5.2/8= Y/6

    the answer is y= 3.90

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  7. thanks for the help ms sue( the most wonderful amazing teacher

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  8. Right, again Laila!

  9. thanks Ms Sue But how would i explain it though? i got the answer but how do i explain it Ms Sue???

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  10. Use the information I posted to explain it.

  11. okay thanks Ms Sue i fell like im going to ace my test thanks to you ! :) thanks for helping every student that needs help on homework i think i speak for everyone when i say your the BEST ! :)

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  12. Thank you very much, Laila. I appreciate your kind words.

  13. No problem they're true :)

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  14. is this correct ms sue?

    5.2/8= y/6

    i solved for y by simplifying both sides of the equation then isolating the variable y=3.9

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  15. Yes, 3.9

  16. thanks ms sue :) sorry if i was wasting your time

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  17. No. You've never wasted my time. :-)

  18. thanks good to know see you next time if i dont post any new questions have a nice day Ms Sue! :)

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  19. Thank you Young Trippy Lil G

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