Map Scaling Exam Question Help


A map has a scale of 1:500 000.

(i) Two mountain peaks are 2cm apart on the map. What is the actual distance between the two mountain peaks in kilometres.

(ii) Two cities are 75 km apart. How far apart are the two cities on the map, in centimeters.

I am a bit confused on how to get to the answer.

Any help will be appreciated.


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