Interpret Scale Drawings

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Interpret Scale Drawings

This is a map of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the United States.

  • What is the scale of the map?
  • What is the distance between Providence (the state capital) and Newport?
  • Excluding Block Island, what is the distance from the top of the state to the bottom of the state at its southernmost point?


  • What is the scale expressed as a ratio?
  • How can you use the scale to determine distances?