A world map has a scale of \(\frac{{1} }{{4}}\) of an inch equals 250 miles. You measure the distance between New York, NY and Los Angeles, California and it equals 3 inches. What is the real distance between New York and LA?

A world map has a scale of \(\frac{{1} }{{4}}\) of an inch equals 250 miles. You measure the distance between New York, NY and Los Angeles, California and it equals 3 inches. What is the real distance between New York and LA?

Detailed Explanation

1/4 of an inch fits in 3 inches 12 times. Then multiply 250 miles by 12, which equals 3,000 miles.