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Flashcards in scales Deck (13)
1
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what is a small scale?

A

shows a small amount of detail in a large area

2
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what is a large scale?

A

shows a large amount of detail in a small area

3
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what are the 5 size levels?

A

world > canada > ontario > markham > neighbourhood

4
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what is one kilometre in meters?

A

1 km = 1000 m

5
Q

what is one meter in centimetres?

A

1 m = 100 cm

6
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what is one kilometre in centimetres?

A

1 km = 100 000 cm

7
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what is a ratio scale?

A

no units, written in ratio form

8
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what is a verbal / direct statement scale?

A

different units (ex. cm, km) written in words

9
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what is a linear scale?

A

uses a line divided into equal parts

10
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what is step one of finding the scale?

A

use the known distance (in km)

11
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what is step two of finding the scale?

A

measure the distance of the two places on a map (in cm)

12
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what is step three of finding the scale?

A

divide the km by the cm

13
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how do you convert a verbal scale to ratio?

A

remove the units and add 5 zeros