kza asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 5 months ago

if this is the bar scale of the map what will be its factorial scale please help?

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  • 5 months ago
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    Do you mean its *fractional* scale?

    If we assume that each kilometer in real life is equal to 1 cm on the map, then the fractional scale would be:

    1 cm : 1 km

    But we need the same units to make this work, so convert km to cm:

    1 km x 1000 m/km x 100 cm/m

    = 100,000 cm

    The ratio is:

    1 cm : 100,000 cm

    But now you can drop the units which are the same.


    1 : 100,000

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