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Problem of the Week: April 25

April 25, 2011
Problem of the Week: Map Scales

The legend of a map indicates that its scale is 1:24,000. What name is usually given to this type of scale expression?

(A) enigneer's scale

(B) graphical scale

(C) manuscript fraction

(D) representative fraction or scale ratio

The answer is (D).

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