# Unit 2 Lesson 8 Map Scale Practice ```Grade 9 Geography – Unit 1
Map Scale Questions – Practice
1. We have a map with a scale of 1:50,000. We measure the distance along a property
boundary as 1.7 cm. What is the length in the real world?
2. A particular map shows a scale of 1:5,000. What is the actual distance if the map
distance is 8 cm?
3. A particular map shows a scale of 1:500,000. What would the map distance (in cm) be if
the actual distance is 14 km?
4. Ground Distance = 8.546 km and Map Distance = 36.5 cm. What is the scale?
5. The distance on a map between Madrid, Spain and Paris, France is 4.25 cm. What is
the actual distance for a round trip if 1 cm equals 15,800,000 cm?
6. Joy is taking a trip and finds out that on a map the distance between the two cities is
4.625 cm. Find the actual distance of her trip if Map Scale is 1: 72,000,000.
7. The distance on a map between San Diego and Los Angeles is 0.875 cm. The actual
distance between the two cities is 110.25 km. What is the Map Scale?
8. You have a model of Chris Paul stuffing a basketball. You measure the model. It is
5.625 cm in height. From the Internet, you learn Chris Paul’s actual height is 1.83 m.
What is the scale of the model?
1. We have a map with a scale of 1:50,000. We measure the distance along a property
boundary as 1.7 cm. What is the length in the real world?
0.85 km
2. A particular map shows a scale of 1:5,000. What is the actual distance if the map
distance is 8 cm?
0.4 km
3. A particular map shows a scale of 1:500,000. What would the map distance (in cm) be if
the actual distance is 14 km?
2.8 cm
4. Ground Distance = 8.546 km and Map Distance = 36.5 cm. What is the scale?
1:23,414
5. The distance on a map between Madrid, Spain and Paris, France is 4.25 cm. What is
the actual distance for a round trip if 1 cm equals 15,800,000 cm?
671.5 km
6. Joy is taking a trip and finds out that on a map the distance between the two cities is
4.625 cm. Find the actual distance of her trip if Map Scale is 1: 72,000,000.
3,300 km
7. The distance on a map between San Diego and Los Angeles is 0.875 cm. The actual
distance between the two cities is 110.25 km. What is the Map Scale?
1:12,600,000
8. You have a model of Chris Paul stuffing a basketball. You measure the model. It is
5.625 cm in height. From the Internet, you learn Chris Paul’s actual height is 1.83 m.
What is the scale of the model?
1 :32.5
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