# A scale on a map shows that 2 inches 25 miles. How many inches on the map represent 60 miles?

Mar 27, 2018

$4.8$ inches

#### Explanation:

You can set up ratios:

$\frac{2}{25} = \frac{x}{60}$

which is equivalent to asking: "if 2 inches is 25 miles, then how many inches ($x$) is 60 miles?"

$\frac{2}{25} = \frac{x}{60}$

$120 = 25 x$

$x = 4.8$ inches