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waecmaths question: 

The distance between two towns is 50km, it is represented on a map by 5cm. Find the scale used

Option A: 

1 : 1,000,000

Option B: 

1 : 500,000

Option C: 

1 : 100,000

Option D: 

1 : 10,000

waecmaths solution: 

$\begin{align}  & 1000m=1km \\ & 100cm=1m \\ & 100000cm=1km \\ & 50km=5000000cm \\ & 50:5000000 \\ & 1:100000 \\\end{align}$

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