Maps and Square FeetDate: 05/24/99 at 02:10:54 From: David Allsbrooks Subject: Converting square feet on maps On a scale of 1 inch = 50 feet, what is the area of a location that is 10000 square feet? Date: 05/24/99 at 07:49:03 From: Doctor Jerry Subject: Re: Converting square feet on maps Hi David, Thanks for your question. If I understand what you want, you can think of it this way: 10000 square feet is a square 100 feet on a side (100*100 = 10000); so on a map on which 1 inch is 50 feet, the square would be 2 inches on a side. Hence, the map square would have an area of 4 square inches. So, if you are given A square feet, the the area on the map would be (sqrt(A)/50)^2 = A/2500 square inches. - Doctor Jerry, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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