Two cities are separated by 3 inches on a map. The actual distance between the cities is 60 miles. What is the scale of the map?
Dec 7, 2016
The scale is 1 inch = 20 miles
We can state this problem as:
60 miles : 3 inches as x miles : 1 inch
Writing as an equation and solving for
So the scale is 1 inch = 20 miles