I know that for this, I may have to find the domain and range, right?
you need to know the scale factor. how many miles on the ground in real life is represented by one inch on paper.
Ok but how can I find the actual distance between the two towns?
This is on a "functions" homework packet
example the mall is 3 miles from your house and the school is 1/2 mile from your house how would you show that on a map?
I honestly don't know
So how can I use this to find the actual distance in miles between the two towns?
I just stink when it comes to this kind of math
scale 2 cm represents 1 mile so 1/2 mile = 1 cm therefore I put the school 1 cm from your house same process put the mall 6 cm from your house
Would it be 4 1/2 miles? Because I don't think that would be correct
For my original equation
for this problem you have the distance on the map and you need the distance on the ground
I don't think I do. i think it's just asking for the distance between the two towns. And it only gives me the 4 1/2 inches apart thing. How can I figure out the distance "in miles" using such little information...?
use the scale factor how many miles on the ground is represented by one inch on the paper? lets say "m" then the distance on the ground would be 4 1/2 * m
But what would "m" be? What does is represent?
This is a problem that somehow has to do with functions. For Algebra 2
the number of miles on the ground for 1 inch on paper
There is no paper related in the problem. And you keep saying this whole thing about the paper
I don't know... I guess I'll figure it out on my own then... Thanks for the help
the map is the paper
Because I don't think your answer is correct
I just don't understand why that would be the miles
They wouldn't just give you the answer
And I know that you'd have to do more work to find miles from inches, than to simply say that it would be 4 1/2 miles, just because that is the inches
read again that is not what I have !
Yes you do!
i said 4 1/2 times the scale factor
I can't just put 4 1/2(m)
It needs an actual distance
m is the scale factor one inch = how many miles?
I don't know 1/2?
do you have the original problem? read slower did they tell you the scale factor? Is this related to another question where the factor was given?
No... This is the entire question. Two towns are 4 1/2 inches apart. What is the actual distance in miles between the two towns? Explain how you determined your answer
do you understand the example I used with a scale factor of 2 cm to 1 mile to show the mall 6 cm from your house 3 miles?
No I don't... I'll just figure it out on my own. Thanks for the help
distance town A to town B = 4 1/2 *m where m is the distance represented by one inch. cannot give a number if not given a number for m. leave it as a function.