I have a problem that shows a picture with an arrow in it. The arrow in the picture shows that is is 5 cm in length. The actual length of the arrow is given in the problem as 43 m. The question asks for me to determine the scale of the picture.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So, I've set up a ratio:

1/x = 5/45 (1 cm in picture/x m acutal = 5 cm in picture/43 m actual)

I solve and get the scale to be 1:8.6

I think that I have the right idea, but the solution should be 1:86. Am I supposed to get rid of the decimal in the final answer??

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# Homework Help: Scale Drawing/Ratio

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