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The scale of a map is 1 : 5000000. What is the actual distance between two towns, if they are 4 cm apart on the map?


Solution

Distance represented by 1 cm on the map = 5000000 cm = 50 km

Distance represented by 3 cm on the map = 50 × 4 km = 200 km

∴ The actual distance is 200 km.

Mathematics
RS Aggarwal (2017)
Standard VII

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