# On a map, the scale is 1 inch = 125 miles. What is the actual distance between two cities if the map distance is 4 inches?

May 30, 2018

$\text{500 miles}$

#### Explanation:

We are told that

$\text{1 inch = 125 miles}$

meaning if the distance between two points on the map is $1$ inch, then it's $125$ miles in real life. However, the map distance between the two cities is $4$ inches, therefore it is

$\text{4 inches" xx "125 miles"/"1 inch" = "500 miles}$