anonymous
  • anonymous
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
@hartnn
anonymous
  • anonymous
I know that for this, I may have to find the domain and range, right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
@hartnn please? I could use your help...

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anonymous
  • anonymous
@dan815
triciaal
  • triciaal
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anonymous
  • anonymous
What? I don't get it... I apologize @triciaal
triciaal
  • triciaal
you need to know the scale factor. how many miles on the ground in real life is represented by one inch on paper.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok but how can I find the actual distance between the two towns?
anonymous
  • anonymous
This is on a "functions" homework packet
triciaal
  • triciaal
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?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I honestly don't know
triciaal
  • triciaal
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anonymous
  • anonymous
So how can I use this to find the actual distance in miles between the two towns?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I just stink when it comes to this kind of math
triciaal
  • triciaal
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
anonymous
  • anonymous
Would it be 4 1/2 miles? Because I don't think that would be correct
anonymous
  • anonymous
For my original equation
triciaal
  • triciaal
for this problem you have the distance on the map and you need the distance on the ground
anonymous
  • anonymous
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...?
triciaal
  • triciaal
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
anonymous
  • anonymous
But what would "m" be? What does is represent?
anonymous
  • anonymous
This is a problem that somehow has to do with functions. For Algebra 2
triciaal
  • triciaal
the number of miles on the ground for 1 inch on paper
anonymous
  • anonymous
There is no paper related in the problem. And you keep saying this whole thing about the paper
triciaal
  • triciaal
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I don't know... I guess I'll figure it out on my own then... Thanks for the help
triciaal
  • triciaal
the map is the paper
anonymous
  • anonymous
Because I don't think your answer is correct
anonymous
  • anonymous
I just don't understand why that would be the miles
anonymous
  • anonymous
They wouldn't just give you the answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
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
triciaal
  • triciaal
read again that is not what I have !
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes you do!
triciaal
  • triciaal
i said 4 1/2 times the scale factor
anonymous
  • anonymous
I can't just put 4 1/2(m)
anonymous
  • anonymous
It needs an actual distance
triciaal
  • triciaal
m is the scale factor one inch = how many miles?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I don't know 1/2?
triciaal
  • triciaal
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?
anonymous
  • anonymous
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
triciaal
  • triciaal
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?
anonymous
  • anonymous
No I don't... I'll just figure it out on my own. Thanks for the help
triciaal
  • triciaal
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triciaal
  • triciaal
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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