Hello, Cait!

An elephant is about 14ft tall. .Find the maximum scale you can use

for a model elephant if it must fit in a 10" high zoo diorama.

Using the largest scale, we have: .10 inches .= .14 feet

. . Divide both sides by 10: .1 inch .= .1.4 feet

Every inch on the model represents 1.4 feet on the elephant.

Going the other way . . .

We have: .14 feet .= .10 inches

. . Divide both sides by 14: .1 foot .≈ .0.7 inch

Each foot on the elephant will be represented by about 0.7 inch on the model.