#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

Then the scale is 1 : real_distance/scaled_distance

#3

First, both distances have to be in the same unit of measurement.

No need for that, he said "kilometers per 1 foot".

#4

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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#5

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

Yes.

#6

haha yea we can do kilometers per foot. Thanks

#7

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.

#8

well if u want kilometers per foot then its 1 foot = 394200000km

#9

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

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.

#11

Just divide by 15 and you have your answer.

#12

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.