## AriPotta 3 years ago what is the scale of this map? http://moourl.com/mapone

1. Geometry_Hater

Are you talking about the actual scale thingy if you zoom in a little bit you can see it.

2. AriPotta

i mean like 1:? how many miles is an inch?

3. Geometry_Hater

To find the scale find out the real length and measure the same on ur map. the scale is the ratio of the two

4. AriPotta

@Geometry_Hater the real length of florida? :/

5. AriPotta

this map http://moourl.com/maptwo has a scale of 1:18...

6. AriPotta

but i can't figure out what the first map scale is

7. Captain_Page_Turner

That's a tough one. I'm not sure what how many inches equal miles on the first one, but the left hand side describing the stats for the map has the RF scale of the map set as this: 1:1,100,000

8. AriPotta

yea, i saw that too......but i know for a fact that florida is not millions of miles long lol

9. Captain_Page_Turner

lol, that's true! Actually, the RF scale just means that for every, say, inch on the map, it equals 1,100,000 inches in real life. Not sure how that can translate back to the kind of scale you are looking for, though, sorry...

10. AriPotta

wel, i guess i have to find out how many inches are in a mile?

11. AriPotta

well*

12. Captain_Page_Turner

Are you looking for the real length of Florida?

13. AriPotta

no, i'm just looking for the scale of the map :/ it's for human geography

14. AriPotta

1:17.4!

15. Captain_Page_Turner

You got it?

16. AriPotta

1 mile = 63360 inches. 1100000 inches = about 17.4 miles

17. AriPotta

does that sound right?

18. Captain_Page_Turner

I was about to say that it looks like you found your answer. That's what I was going to do next. Nice job!

19. AriPotta

and it would make sense because the second map has a scale of 1:18

20. AriPotta

thanks for helping! i had no idea what the scale thing on the left meant

21. Captain_Page_Turner