if a map a scale of 1:250,000 one inch on the map will equal how many inches on the actual surface on the earth?

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Maps are drawn to accurately depict the surface they are representing. The objects on the map are similar to the objects on the original surface. To facilitate the depiction of a large area on a small map, a scaling factor is used.

A scale of 1: 250000 implies that 1...

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Maps are drawn to accurately depict the surface they are representing. The objects on the map are similar to the objects on the original surface. To facilitate the depiction of a large area on a small map, a scaling factor is used.

A scale of 1: 250000 implies that 1 unit of distance on the map is equivalent to 250000 units of distance on the Earth.

1 inch on the map is equal to 250000 inches on the actual surface of the Earth.

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