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The distance between Singapore and Tokyo is 3300 miles. On a wall map, this distance is represented by 11 inches. How far apart are two cities on the map if the actual distance between them is 6300 miles?
 one year ago
The distance between Singapore and Tokyo is 3300 miles. On a wall map, this distance is represented by 11 inches. How far apart are two cities on the map if the actual distance between them is 6300 miles?

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satellite73
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1start by \(3300\div 11=300\) so each inch is 300 miles

bahrom7893
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1set up a proportion

bahrom7893
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1sat's method works too, as usual

satellite73
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1then divide \(6300\div 300\) to compute miles to inches

satellite73
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1each inch represents a certain number of miles since \(3300\) miles is represented by 11 inches, you know each inch represents \(3300\div 11=300\) miles, i.e. one inch represents 300 miles is that okay so far?

satellite73
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1now you have \(6300\) miles, and you want to know how many inches that would be on the map

satellite73
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1since each inch is 300 miles, you want to know \(300x=6300\) or more easily stated as you want to know what is \(3600\div 300\)

satellite73
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oops typo there sorry you want to know \(6300\div 300\)

satellite73
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1is that ok or is that confusing still?

stepham18
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think that's ok ..

satellite73
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok but just to make sure it is clear 1 inch is 300 miles 2 inches is 600 miles 3 inches is 900 miles etc in other words, \(x\) inches is \(300x\) miles you have \(6300\) miles to convert to inches, so you want to know what you would multiply 300 by to get \(6300\) which is just another way of saying, what is \(6300\div 300\)

stepham18
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the answer would be 21 inches?
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