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.