# Mortanville and Newton are 24 miles apart. On a map the two cities are 3 inches apart. What is the map scale?

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Jun 20, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

We can write a relationship from the information in the problem as:

Now, we can divide both sides of the equation by

The map scale is: **1 in:8 mi**