**"Do it in two steps, Lou! First, figure out how many miles on the ground one inch on the map represents. (Don't forget, a scale of 1:182,932 means that one inch on the map represents 182,932 inches on the ground. And ***of course* you know that there are 12 inches in a foot and 5280 feet in a mile! A couple of divisions are all that are needed!) Then, estimate how many inches separate the two places on the map! Et voila!! (NOTE: Screen and printout images may vary in size, so assume that the bar on the map labeled 'one inch' is, in fact, one inch!)" | |