# SOLUTION: Two cities on a map are 5.5 inches apart. The cities are actually 198 milles apart. What was the scale used to draw the map?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Proportions Question 67201: Two cities on a map are 5.5 inches apart. The cities are actually 198 milles apart. What was the scale used to draw the map?Answer by 303795(595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!5.5 inches represent 198 miles so 1 inch represents 198/5.5 miles = 36 miles 1 inch represents 36 * 5280 feet = 190080 feet 1 inch represents 190080 * 12 inches = 2280960 inches So the map scale is 1:2280960 You should know whether this is the type of answer you are after or if one of the intermediate values is more what you were looking for.