Suppose that you have a map with a scale of 1 inch= 30 miles. You trace a state on the map, cut out your tracing, and draw this tracing onto card stock. Using a scale, you determine that a full 8 1/2-inch-by-11-inch sheet of cardstock weighs 10 grams. Then you cut out the tracing of the state that is on cardstock and weigh this cardstock tracing. It weighs 5 grams. Approximately what is the area of the state? Explain.
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