Marie has a small copy of Rene Magritte's famous painting The Schoolmaster. Her copy has dimensions 2 inches by 1.5 inch The scale of the copy is 1 in 40 cm. How do you find the dimensions of the original painting?
The original painting is:
First we need to convert all units to the same system. 1 inch is equal to
Now when it says that the scale is 1 in 40cm (1:40) it means that each centimeter in the copy represents 40 in the original. So we multiply our results by 40 to get the original size.