A model is built having a scale of 1:100,000. How high would a 28,000 ft mountain be in the model? Give your answer to the nearest Tenth of an inch.
You would set it up as S(x)=x/100,000
Where x is in feet
Answer is the scale size
This is true because when x is 100,000 this scale should return 1 which 100,000/100,000 = 1
S(28,000) = 28,000/100,000
Which is 0.28
Therefore the mountain would be 0.28 on that scale