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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by igottaquestion View Post
    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, ....)
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by igottaquestion View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by igottaquestion View Post
    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.
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