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May 29th, 2016, 05:23 AM   #1
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Scale questions

Six maps (A, B, C, D, E and F) of unknown scale are given to you. Calculate the scale (1: X) of

each map from the information given below:
(i) A straight line segment of a river in the real world is 500 metres long.
On map A the same river segment is represented with a line that is two
centimeters long.

(ii) The real world straight line distance between two primary schools is 3,000 feet. On map B the same distance is 3/4 of an inch.

(iii) The real world straight line distance between two transmission towers is
4,000 yards. On map C the same distance is 9 inches.

(iv) A square building in the real world covers an area of 9,000 square feet. On
map D the same building covers an area equivalent to 16 square inches.

(v) A straight road in the real world is 5 kilometres long. On Map E the same road is represented with a line that is 5 millimetres long.

(vi) A football pitch in the real world covers an area of 100 yards long by 50
yards wide. On map F its shorter side is represented by a line that is 1 inch





would it be correct to assume the answers are
A 1:25000
B 1:480000
c 1:16000
d 1:6750
e 1:1000000
f 1: 1800

Thank you for the help
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