#1
Alright so I've been out of math/science for a semester now. I need to find a scale for something. It says the scaled distance for a model solar system is 15ft from the Sun to Pluto, while the actual distance is 5,913,000,000 km. So to get a scale (kilometers per 1 foot) would I just take the large distance divided by 15? Danke schon
#2
First, both distances have to be in the same unit of measurement.

Then the scale is 1 : real_distance/scaled_distance
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Quote by k-log
Alright so I've been out of math/science for a semester now. I need to find a scale for something. It says the scaled distance for a model solar system is 15ft from the Sun to Pluto, while the actual distance is 5,913,000,000 km. So to get a scale (kilometers per 1 foot) would I just take the large distance divided by 15? Danke schon

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Quote by k-log
Alright so I've been out of math/science for a semester now. I need to find a scale for something. It says the scaled distance for a model solar system is 15ft from the Sun to Pluto, while the actual distance is 5,913,000,000 km. So to get a scale (kilometers per 1 foot) would I just take the large distance divided by 15? Danke schon


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#7
Quote by Fallenblood
No need for that, he said "kilometers per 1 foot".



It'd be alot easier to convert so you have say 1km = xCm or something like that. Just makes life easier instead of dealing with two different measurement systems.
#9
Quote by aceshigh16
well if u want kilometers per foot then its 1 foot = 394200000km



uhhh you drastically screwed something up there.

1 mile = 1.609 kilometers

and if 1 mile = 1 mile = 5280 feet

how can that possibly even be somewhat accurate or were you just messing with him?
#10
Quote by Fallenblood
No need for that, he said "kilometers per 1 foot".


Scales are typically made within the same unit of measurement.

Calculating feet per kilometers is impractical and confusing to anyone who's not used to both units.
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Quote by k-log
Alright so I've been out of math/science for a semester now. I need to find a scale for something. It says the scaled distance for a model solar system is 15ft from the Sun to Pluto, while the actual distance is 5,913,000,000 km. So to get a scale (kilometers per 1 foot) would I just take the large distance divided by 15? Danke schon


If you use SI-units you won't ever have that wierd problem. And why would you want km/foot?! That is wierd! You would want to have it in foot/km.