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The scale on amount is 2 inches equals 75 feet. On the map a rectangle or park is 8 inches long and 3 inches wide. What is the actual area of the park? Please answer I am confused.

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asked by Andrew
  1. 75/2 = 37.5 feet = 1 inch

    37.5 * 8 = 300 feet
    37.5 * 3 = 112.5 feet

    A = LW

    A = 300 * 112.5

    A = ________ square feet

  2. if 2 in equals 75 ft, then 8 in equals 4 times 75

    do the same conversion for 3 in

    area of the park is length times width

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    posted by Scott
  3. If 2 inches=75 feet Then solve by proporti
    8 inches=(75/2)*4=300 feet and
    3 inches=(75/2)*3=112.5 feet.
    Therefore since
    Area=length*width
    Do Area=actual length*actual width
    =300*112.5=33750 feet^2
    I hope u understand this method.

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    posted by Jeshna

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