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A map scale is 1:10,000. Find the actual distance in centimetres represented on a map by 5cm.

Convert your answer to metres and kilometres.

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  1. 5 cm is 50,000 cm

    1 meter = 100 cm
    1 km = 1,000 m

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  2. 1cm = 10,000
    5cm = 50,000

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  3. 2:1

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  4. 1:300000

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  5. A map scale is give as 1:10000
    What is the real distance between two points 40cm apart on the map?
    Give your answer in kilometres.

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  6. A map distance is 5cm. If the map scale is1: 10 000, find the actual distance in km

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  7. Solution
    5cm×100,000
    =500,000cm
    =500,000 out of 100,000
    =5km

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