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Question from Layla:

Beth planned to travel from Battery Park to Times Square. The distance between the two places is 2.48 inches on the map of New York City. If the scale factor used for the map was 1 mile = 0.4 inch, find the actual distance between the two tourist attractions.


Hi Layla,

The distance from Battery Park to Times Square on the map measures 2.48 inches. Each distance of 0.4 inches along the route represents 1 mile. If you divide the route on the map into pieces of length 0.4 inches how many pieces do you have?

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