# scale problem-area

• Mar 7th 2010, 11:11 AM
igottaquestion
scale problem-area
Jim was looking at a map of property that has an area of 5 square inches. If the scale of the map is 1:1500, what is the approximate area of the property? Answer Nearest tenth of an acre
• Mar 7th 2010, 02:10 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by igottaquestion
Jim was looking at a map of property that has an area of 5 square inches. If the scale of the map is 1:1500, what is the approximate area of the property? Answer Nearest tenth of an acre

1" on the map represnts 1500" in real life therefore 1 square inch on the map represents .... square inches in real life therefore ........ Now convert to whatever unit is most convenient (perhaps square feet or square yards, ....)
• Mar 7th 2010, 02:29 PM
igottaquestion
so one square inch = 2,250,000 sq inches in real live, then 5 square inches = 11,250,000 sq inches?

converting to acres, 1.8 acres

anyone else get the same answer?
• Mar 7th 2010, 02:37 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by igottaquestion
so one square inch = 2,250,000 sq inches in real live, then 5 square inches = 11,250,000 sq inches?

converting to acres, 1.8 acres

anyone else get the same answer?

Correct.
• Mar 7th 2010, 02:49 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by igottaquestion
so one square inch = 2,250,000 sq inches in real live, then 5 square inches = 11,250,000 sq inches?

converting to acres, 1.8 acres

anyone else get the same answer?

And I just saw your VM - meant for me but posted to yourself by mistake I suppose. Insulting. Banned.