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  • one year ago

Two towns on the map are 4 1/2 inches apart. What is the actual distance in miles between the two towns? Explain how you determined your answer.

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  1. anonymous
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    @hartnn

  2. anonymous
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    I know that for this, I may have to find the domain and range, right?

  3. anonymous
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    @hartnn please? I could use your help...

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    @dan815

  5. triciaal
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  6. anonymous
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    What? I don't get it... I apologize @triciaal

  7. triciaal
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    you need to know the scale factor. how many miles on the ground in real life is represented by one inch on paper.

  8. anonymous
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    Ok but how can I find the actual distance between the two towns?

  9. anonymous
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    This is on a "functions" homework packet

  10. triciaal
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    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?

  11. anonymous
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    I honestly don't know

  12. triciaal
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  13. anonymous
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    So how can I use this to find the actual distance in miles between the two towns?

  14. anonymous
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    I just stink when it comes to this kind of math

  15. triciaal
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    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

  16. anonymous
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    Would it be 4 1/2 miles? Because I don't think that would be correct

  17. anonymous
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    For my original equation

  18. triciaal
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    for this problem you have the distance on the map and you need the distance on the ground

  19. anonymous
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    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...?

  20. triciaal
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    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

  21. anonymous
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    But what would "m" be? What does is represent?

  22. anonymous
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    This is a problem that somehow has to do with functions. For Algebra 2

  23. triciaal
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    the number of miles on the ground for 1 inch on paper

  24. anonymous
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    There is no paper related in the problem. And you keep saying this whole thing about the paper

  25. triciaal
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  26. anonymous
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    I don't know... I guess I'll figure it out on my own then... Thanks for the help

  27. triciaal
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    the map is the paper

  28. anonymous
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    Because I don't think your answer is correct

  29. anonymous
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    I just don't understand why that would be the miles

  30. anonymous
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    They wouldn't just give you the answer

  31. anonymous
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    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

  32. triciaal
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    read again that is not what I have !

  33. anonymous
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    Yes you do!

  34. triciaal
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    i said 4 1/2 times the scale factor

  35. anonymous
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    I can't just put 4 1/2(m)

  36. anonymous
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    It needs an actual distance

  37. triciaal
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    m is the scale factor one inch = how many miles?

  38. anonymous
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    I don't know 1/2?

  39. triciaal
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    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?

  40. anonymous
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    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

  41. triciaal
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    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?

  42. anonymous
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    No I don't... I'll just figure it out on my own. Thanks for the help

  43. triciaal
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  44. triciaal
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    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.

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