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Question 1: A map is scaled such that 2 mm represents 5 m in real life. a) Express the map scale as a ratio in simplest form b) The distance between two shops on the map is 50 mm. How far apart are the shops in real life? (answer in m) c) The distance between two points is 80 m, how far apart are they on the map? (answer in mm) |

Question 2: A map is scaled such that 5 cm represents 8 m in real life. a) Express the map scale as a ratio in simplest form b) The distance between two houses on the map is 85 cm. How far apart are the houses in real life? (answer in m) c) The distance between two points is 192 m, how far apart are they on the map? (answer in cm) |

Question 3: A model ship is scaled such that 4 mm represents 5 m in real life. a) Express the model scale as a ratio in simplest form b) The model boat is 104 mm long. How long is the ship in real life? (answer in m) c) The distance between two points on the full-sze ship is 95 m, how far apart are the points on the model? (answer in mm) |

Question 4: A map is scaled such that 8 cm represents 9 km in real life. a) Express the map scale as a ratio in simplest form b) The distance between two towns on the map is 168 cm. How far apart are the towns in real life? (answer in km) c) The distance between two points is 117 km, how far apart are they on the map? (answer in cm) |

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Question 1: a) 1:2,500b) 125 m c) 32 mm |

Question 2: a) 1:160b) 136 m c) 120 cm |

Question 3: a) 1:1,250b) 130 m c) 76 mm |

Question 4: a) 1:112,500b) 189 km c) 104 cm |

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