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Title: What is the map scale if the map distance is 2cm and the earth distance is 10km?
Main Category: Map Scale -
Difficulty Level: MEDIUM
ID: 3996 Times Viewed: 45 Times Test Taken: 1
   
Question:
 

What is the map scale if the map distance is and the land distance is ?


Solution:
 

The map scale formula is:

Known values:

Before solving the map scale, we need to convert the unit to match the same unit:

Written to display the map scale with map/land distances:

Simplify by dividing by two:

(Answer)

Reference:

http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs01502.html

http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/2a.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map_scale

 
 
 
 

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