Answer to Question #148017 in Physical geography for gabriel

Question #148017
If you measure 3cm’s on the map from your house to your work and the scale is 1:250,000, how far in km’s is it from your house to your work in real life?
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Expert's answer
2020-12-01T08:58:20-0500

1:250,000 means that 1 cm on map contains 250,000 cm in real life. So, 3 sm on map is 3 times by 250,000 cm, which is


We know that 1 meter is 100 cm. So, the distance in meters is 7500 m.

Since 1000 m is 1 km, the distance is 7.5 km.


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