A map of Australia has a scale of 1 cm to 120 km. If the distance between Melbourne and Canberra is 463 km

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A map of Australia has a scale of 1 cm to 120 km. If the distance between Melbourne and Canberra is 463 km, how far are they a part on the map to the nearest tenth of a centimeter?

Answer:

The ratio would be 1/120=x/463. Cross multiply, and you get 3.9 cm (rounded).