Dimensions of the tents porch

sarahlou84

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You and your friends decide to camp for one night. Look at the diagram of your tent below. It is drawn on 1 cm squared paper. The scale is 1 cm : 0.25 m

What are the dimensions of the tent’s porch area in metres?

m multiplied by

m

MarkFL

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Staff member
In the diagram, what are the dimensions of the porch area?

sarahlou84

New member
4m x 10m so it's that the answer

MarkFL

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Staff member
4m x 10m so it's that the answer
It's actually 4 cm X 10 cm, since each square on the grid is 1 cm X 1 cm. So, using the given scale ratio, can you convert these dimensions to the dimensions they represent in the real world?

sarahlou84

New member
Don't know how to convert it can you help me please thanks

MarkFL

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Okay, we are given the scale:

1 cm: 0.25 m

If we multiply by 4, we get:

4 cm: 1 m

This tells us that 4 cm on the grid represents 1 m in real life. What do you get when you take the original scale and multiply by 10?