Algebra

The distance between two cities on a map is 4 1/2 inches. The actual distance between the two cities is 24 miles.
What is the scale used on the map?
If the scale on a different map of the same area is 1/4 inch = 1 mile, how many inches separate the same two cities?

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  1. the scale is 4.5in/24mi
    since 1 mile = 63360 in, that means the scale is
    4.5 : 24*63360 = 4.5 : 1520640 = 1:337920

    Maybe now you can figure the scale on the 2nd map.

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  2. Thank You, SO MUCH!
    but can you answer the second question?

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  3. if 1 mile = 1/4 inch, then 24 miles = 24 times that in inches.

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  4. huh. I guess you can't follow the logic? If 1/4 inch = 1 mile then the scale is
    1/4 in : 63360 inin = 1/4 : 63360
    now just simplify that so it is 1 : ____

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  5. 6 inches is the second answer

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