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On a map, the length of a nature-center trail is 10.8 centimeters. If the scale is 3 centimeters to 20 kilometers, what is the actual length of the trail.

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  1. 3 cm ---> 20 km
    1 cm ---> 20/3 km
    10.8 cm --- (20/3)(10.8) km = .....

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  2. i don't understand your answer to my ?

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    10.8 cm = (20/3)(10.8) = 72 km

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    set up a ratio:

    L/10.8 = 20/3
    L = 10.8(20/3) = 72

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