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    Counting the scale?

    Hey!

    How can I count a scale for a map?
    I know the size of the paper and the size of the area,
    but I need the scale.
    (Easy explanation, please!)
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liza88 View Post
    Hey!

    How can I count a scale for a map?
    I know the size of the paper and the size of the area,
    but I need the scale.
    (Easy explanation, please!)
    Thanks!
    you should try a representation of the size like for every 2 km= 1cm.
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    O.K. Let's say that the maps size is 15cm * 10cm and the area is 35m2

    How can I count the scale of the map?

    Thanks!!
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    Let's make the map 14 cm x 10 cm and the area 7 m x 5 m. Then you can see that 14 cm is 7 m, therefore 1 cm on the map is 50 cm in reality.
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