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Denise drew a scale drawing of a shopping center. The scale she used was 1 millimeter : 6 meters. The parking lot is 12 millimeters in the drawing. How long is the actual parking lot?       Answer is ? meters  

 May 1, 2019
edited by Guest  May 1, 2019
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Denise drew a scale drawing of a shopping center. The scale she used was 1 millimeter : 6 meters. The parking lot is 12 millimeters in the drawing. How long is the actual parking lot?       Answer is ? meters

 

6 meters is the same as 6,000 millimeters 

 

You'd multiply 1 mm by 6,000 to get 6 meters

 

Similarly, multiply 12 mm by 6,000

to get the length of the parking lot     12 mm * 6,000 = 72,000 mm

 

then, convert mm to meters:               72,000 mm * 1/1,000 meter/mm = 72 meters

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 May 1, 2019
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Set it up as a ratio:

 

6m  = 1mm    so  

 

6 m / 1mm =  x m / 16 mm

6/1  * 16  = 72 m

 May 1, 2019
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To solve this problem, do this...

 

If 1:6, 12:x?

 

12/1 = 12. 

 

12*6 = 72

 

The answer is 72 meters.

 

~~Hypotenuisance

 May 6, 2019

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