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 Posts: 87 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/29/2011 9:32:37 PMPosted: 5 years agoHere's the question:On a blueprint, 1 inch represents 3 feet. Renee says the scale is 1:3, but Sierra disagrees. Sierra says the scale is 1:36. Who is correct? Explain.I was confused because the original scale should be 1:3, but if you convert feet to inches, the scale would be 1:36. Should I choose Renee because that is the original scale or Sierra because she converted the scale? Or should I just say that the answer is both?Thank you!
 Posts: 4,113 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/29/2011 9:39:11 PMPosted: 5 years agothey're both right, but you have to specify what units you're using to avoid confusion.evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
 Posts: 10,864 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/29/2011 9:41:25 PMPosted: 5 years agoAt 1/29/2011 9:32:37 PM, idkmybffbill wrote:Here's the question:On a blueprint, 1 inch represents 3 feet. Renee says the scale is 1:3, but Sierra disagrees. Sierra says the scale is 1:36. Who is correct? Explain.I don't see how 1 inch representing 3 feet can ever be 1:3.I would choose Sierra."Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman." Muh threads Using mafia tactics in real-life: http://www.debate.org... 6 years of DDO: http://www.debate.org...
 Posts: 87 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/29/2011 9:47:20 PMPosted: 5 years agoAt 1/29/2011 9:41:25 PM, tvellalott wrote:At 1/29/2011 9:32:37 PM, idkmybffbill wrote:Here's the question:On a blueprint, 1 inch represents 3 feet. Renee says the scale is 1:3, but Sierra disagrees. Sierra says the scale is 1:36. Who is correct? Explain.I don't see how 1 inch representing 3 feet can ever be 1:3.I would choose Sierra.Why can't you see 1 inch representing 3 feet as 1:3? I think that both work, but I'm having trouble choosing one.
 Posts: 2,022 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/29/2011 10:12:08 PMPosted: 5 years agoIt's 1:36 and not 1:3, why do you need this?
 Posts: 10,864 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/29/2011 10:26:49 PMPosted: 5 years agoAt 1/29/2011 9:47:20 PM, idkmybffbill wrote:At 1/29/2011 9:41:25 PM, tvellalott wrote:At 1/29/2011 9:32:37 PM, idkmybffbill wrote:Here's the question:On a blueprint, 1 inch represents 3 feet. Renee says the scale is 1:3, but Sierra disagrees. Sierra says the scale is 1:36. Who is correct? Explain.I don't see how 1 inch representing 3 feet can ever be 1:3.I would choose Sierra.Why can't you see 1 inch representing 3 feet as 1:3? I think that both work, but I'm having trouble choosing one.Because that isn't how scale works.1 inch goes into 3 feet 36 times. 1 foot to 3 foot is 1:3...How does 1inch:3foot = 1:3"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman." Muh threads Using mafia tactics in real-life: http://www.debate.org... 6 years of DDO: http://www.debate.org...
 Posts: 989 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/30/2011 12:27:08 AMPosted: 5 years agoThe answer is 1:36, not 1 to 3. The question is clearly asking for a ratio of the actual distance, not the units. Otherwise it would be a fairly pointless question.If one inch on the map is equal to three real feet, than the map is 36 times smaller, not 3 times smaller.Also, we should just use the metric system for everything an avoid this shenanigans.
 Posts: 5,387 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/30/2011 12:54:28 AMPosted: 5 years ago1:3 means one inch to three inches. 1:36 means one inch to thirty-six inches, or three feet. Problem solved.
 Posts: 87 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/31/2011 9:59:35 PMPosted: 5 years agoIt was for math homework, and the answer was both! LOL. It's because if you don't convert anything the correct answer is 1:3, but if you do convert it, it's 1:36. I guess I just over thought it!
 Posts: 5,387 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/31/2011 10:04:04 PMPosted: 5 years agoNo, there's no way you can call the scale 1:3. That is just intellectually against mathematics. Who said that it was both? I cannot think of a single math teacher who would accept 1:3 as a ratio in that case. Ratios by definition have no units, and therefore, each part must have the same unit.
 Posts: 2,022 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 1/31/2011 10:24:07 PMPosted: 5 years agoAt 1/31/2011 9:59:35 PM, idkmybffbill wrote:It was for math homework, and the answer was both! LOL. It's because if you don't convert anything the correct answer is 1:3, but if you do convert it, it's 1:36. I guess I just over thought it!Are you in the fourth grade?
 Posts: 19,297 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 2/1/2011 3:38:44 AMPosted: 5 years agoAt 1/30/2011 12:27:08 AM, Grape wrote:Also, we should just use the metric system for everything an avoid this shenanigans.1 cm on a blueprint = .33 meters.Is the scale 1: .33 or 1: 33 ?It came to be at its height. It was commanded to command. It was a capital before its first stone was laid. It was a monument to the spirit of man.
 Posts: 989 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 2/1/2011 6:55:42 AMPosted: 5 years agoAt 2/1/2011 3:38:44 AM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:At 1/30/2011 12:27:08 AM, Grape wrote:Also, we should just use the metric system for everything an avoid this shenanigans.1 cm on a blueprint = .33 meters.Is the scale 1: .33 or 1: 33 ?That just makes it look tricky by mixing prefixes and decimals. In the metric sustem "c" is just another way of writing 10^-2. So it's .01: .33, or 1: 33. It creates the appearance of having different units, but if you're measuring length it's really all in meters. In the traditional system, you have a whole bunch of different units that are pretty arbitrary and random for measuring the same thing (length).
 Posts: 11 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 2/1/2011 10:07:03 AMPosted: 5 years agoHey guys, you know what's great? The metric system.Nostalgia is not what it once was