Rashmi has a road map with a scale of 1 cm representing 18 km. She drives on a road for 72 km. What would be her distance covered in the map?
Let the distance represented on the map be x cm.
The given information in the form of a table is as follows.
|Distance covered on road in (in km)||18||72|
|Distance represented on map (in cm)||1||x|
The distances covered on road and represented on map are directly proportional to each other. Therefore, we obtain
`18/1 = 72/x`
`=> x = 72/18 = 4`
Hence, the distance represented on the map is 4 cm
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