The length of a bridge on a map is 1.5 cm. What is the actual length of the bridge in meters if the map is drawn at a scale of 1:40,000

Accepted Solution

Answer: 600 mStep-by-step explanation:Sol a : Imagine we have measured a distance as 1.5 cm on this map, and we want to find out how far this is in real life. To work out the distance in real life, we need to multiply this length by 40,000. This gives 1.5 cm Γ— 40,000 = 60,000 cm which is 600 m or 0.6 km.Sol b : Alternatively, we could have just remembered that each 1 cm on the map is 0.4 km in real life. Hence, 1.5 cm on the map must be 1.5 Γ— 0.4 km = 0.6 km in real life.