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haleyturk
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The distance between two cities on a map is measured to be 4 inches. The actual distance between the cities is 448 miles. What is the scale of the map?

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Bastien635

Hey there! There's multiple ways to express this problem, but I like to do ratios, so we'll go with that. If you prefer fractions, the first number of a ratio is the same as the numerator of a fraction and the second number is the same as the denominator.  The ratio of this problem is 4:448. This basically means there will be 448 miles per 4 inches. This ratio can be simplified by dividing by 4 to make it 1:112. Applying the same logic, there are 112 miles per inch.  112 miles per 1 inch should be your answer. Hope this helped you out! :-)

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