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Question:

A treasure map is drawn to a scale of 2 inches = 3 miles. On the map, the distance between Point A and X-marks-the-spot is 9.5 inches. How many actual miles does this represent?

A 141/4 miles
explanation

If 2 inches = 3 miles, then 1 inch equals: 3 ÷ 2 = 1.5 miles. Multiply 11/2 miles × 9.5 inches to determine the actual distance: 1.5 × 9.5 = 14.25 or 141/4 miles.