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

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- PuzzlingLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
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.

Answer:

1 : 100,000

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