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.
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