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The scale of a map is 1: 500 000

  1. 1 cm on the map represents how many cm on land?
  2. 1 cm on the map represents  how many km  on land?
  3. The map distance between two towns is 2.5 cm. How many km are they apart on land?
  4. If the two towns are 187.5 km apart, how far will they be apart on the map.
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1. 500 000cm

2. 500 000/100 000 = 5km

3. (2.5 x 500 000)/100 000 = 12.5km

4. (187.5 x 100 000)/500 000 = 37.5cm
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