# How do you use the map scale ?

ive never been taught this skill and now it is necessary.can tell me how to do it..

u can use the first question on this exam paper.. and explain it..

http://www.ocr.org.uk/images/66179-question-paper-unit-a673-02-similarities-and-differences-higher-tier.pdf

Posted Thu 6th December, 2012 @ 17:27 by ? Secret - Team GR

hi, firstly, the scale goes up to 20 km, the length of the scale represents 20km but you need 27km, so just add 7km on to the end of the scale. the way i did this was to measure with a ruler the length or the scale that goes up to 2okm and make a note of it, then measure the length of the scale upto 7km and make a note of that. add these two lengths together and that is how far from rotherham you need to go north east on the map to get to the nearest town with is doncaster.

although on this question there is only one large town that is north east of rotherham, so it has to be doncaster, if you want a easier way of getting the answer.

hope this helps

Answered Thu 6th December, 2012 @ 17:55 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

thanks Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch i kind of get it now :)

Answered Thu 6th December, 2012 @ 21:04 by ? Secret - Team GR
Edited by ? Secret - Team GR on Thu 6th December, 2012 @ 21:05

thanks, don't worry I was never taught it either, just kinda picked it up.

Answered Thu 6th December, 2012 @ 21:16 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR