MATH SOLVE

9 months ago

Q:
# the scale on a map is 2 cm=25 miles. Dave measured the distance to the next town at 5cm. Hoiw many miles away is the next town?

Accepted Solution

A:

[tex]\bf \begin{array}{ccll}
\stackrel{cm}{map}&\stackrel{miles}{actual}\\
\text{\textemdash\textemdash\textemdash}&\text{\textemdash\textemdash\textemdash}\\
2&25\\
5&x
\end{array}\implies \cfrac{2}{5}=\cfrac{25}{x}\implies x=\cfrac{5\cdot 25}{2}[/tex]