Scale Lab

1.Determine the Representative Fraction for the following verbal scales.

one inch represents 16 miles____________________

one inch represents one mile____________________

one inch represents 35 miles____________________

one inch represents 1/2 mile____________________

2. Establish the verbal scale for the following Representative Fractions:




3a. Which of the above scales will show the greatest detail in an area of one inch by one inch?

3b. Which will show the least area?

Explain your answers for 3a and 3b

4. Convert the following RFs to graphic scales

  • 1:250,000 (use 10 mile increments)

  • 1:2,000,000 (use 50 mile increments)

  • The Missouri Football Stadium is 12 3/4 inches from the Columbia Regional Airport on a map with a representative fraction of 1:100,000. How many miles apart are they?

  • What is the verbal scale of this map?

  • Construct a suitable graphic scale in 5 mile increments for the above question.

  • Answers will be "posted" -->HERE Tuesday Evening
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