A map has a scale of 2.75cm=16km . there is a distance of 23.2 cm . How do i make this a ratio and convert?

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A map has a scale of 2.75cm=16km . there is a distance of 23.2 cm . How do i make this a ratio and convert?

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tl;dr: the answer is, with rounding to the nearest 3rd decimal, 134.982km
In my mind, this guy is WAY off. You’re looking for a scale right? So 2.75cm on the map = 16km in real life. So you take the 2 numbers 2.75cm/16km and 23.2cm/x (the variable). With those numbers you should divide 23.2 by 2.75 and multiply that number by 16, which would be your measure in km. I think that’s how you do it and I might be wrong but what I get out of that is, with rounding to the nearest 3rd decimal, 134.982