# How do you find the distance between Riverside and Milton if they are 12 cm apart on a map with a scale of 4 cm :21 km?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 10, 2016

So, the scale of the map is 4 cm: 2,100,000 km.

Now that we're in equivalent units, we can set up a proportion.

Let's finally convert back to kilometres.

Hence, the actual distance between Riverside and Milton is

Hopefully this helps!