# On a map with a scale of 1: 500,000, the distance between two villages is 2.8 cm. Find the distance

December 31, 2020 | education

| **On a map with a scale of 1: 500,000, the distance between two villages is 2.8 cm. Find the distance between these villages on the ground.**

The scale on the map in the form of 1: XXXX, shows how much the distance between the selected points on the map is less than the real distance.

This means that in order to get the real value, it is necessary to multiply the value taken from the map by the second digit of the indicated scale. In our case:

2.8 * 500000 = 1400000 cm = 14000 m = 14 km

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