First we will need to know how to interpret the scales. the scales are given as ratios. for instance, when they say the scale is 1cm : 80m it means that each cm on the map represents 80m on the ground. also, ratios can be represented as fractions, so is the same as . so this is how we convert them to fractions, of course we have to have the same units for this to work, which is why the second thing you need to know is the conversion factors.
1 m = 100 cm
1 m = 1000 mm
1 km = 1000 m
Now let's get to it.
Scale: ------> representative fraction for map A (The size of the lot on the map is 1/8000 th of it's size in real life)
For map B, we have:
Scale: -------> representative fraction for map B (The size of the lot on the map is 1/550000 th of it's size in real life)
map A has the larger scale, sinceb. Which map has the larger scale? (Where 1/10 is a larger scale than 1/20)
i would guess the one that has the larger scale, so map Ac. Which ma shows the most detail of woodlot
for map A, on which the lot is 1/8000 th of it's actual size, the size of the woodlot on the map would be:d. What are the dimensions of the woodlot (in mm) on each of the two maps...
for map B, on which the lot is 1/550000 th of it's actual size, the size of the woodlot on the map would be: