SOLUTION: A scale on a map shows that 2 inches = 35 miles. If the distance on the map between two cities is 8.5 inches, what is the actual distance between the cities?

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 Question 444896: A scale on a map shows that 2 inches = 35 miles. If the distance on the map between two cities is 8.5 inches, what is the actual distance between the cities?Answer by simranb(55)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!First you got to know how many 2 inches make 8.5 inches. so divide 2 by 8.5 you get 4.25 Now 2inches =35miles 8.5inches=35*4.25miles So 8.5inches=148.75miles the actual distance is 148.75 miles Hope this helps!