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What is the ratio between the actual distance on a map and the actual distance on the ground called?
  1. Proportion
  2. Scale
  3. Ruler
  4. Balance


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The correct option is B Scale
Scale is a ratio between the actual distance on the map and the actual distance on the ground. Scales can be represented using three methods:
  1. Statement scale: In this method, the scale of a map is indicated in the form of a written statement.
  2. Representative fraction: It describes the proportion or ratio of the map distance and the ground distance.
  3. Linear or graphical scale: It is a line divided into equal parts along with units, similar to a geometrical ruler.

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