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Measuring distance on scaled drawings

  1. Mar 23, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    If I measure distance on a 1:500 drawing with a device that measures distance at 1:100, what distance will I get?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm thinking that if I multiply my answer by 5 I'll get the actual distance. Correct?
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  3. Mar 23, 2007 #2


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    Yes, that is correct.
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