A map has a scale of 1:1000.
(i) What distance on the ground (in meters) is represented on the map as
(a) 2 cm (b) 7.6 cm
(ii) What distance on the map represents
(a) 100 m (b) 2.6 km
Can anyone help me to find the answer step by step, please?
What does everyone else think of this?
Disclaimer: I don't have much experience with maps, but to me, if we needed to know that 1:1000 is 1 cm = 1000 m, then you would need to know information beyond the text to be able to solve this problem.
the second part of the problem also suggests to consider something else than cm in this ratio, and if this is not sufficiently convincing we can always consult http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map_scale ,