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 May 29th, 2016, 05:23 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: May 2016 From: UK Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 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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