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6-97.

James lives in Columbus, OH, and wants to know how far he is from Indianapolis. On his map, the two cities are 1$\frac { 3 } { 4 }$ inches apart. At the bottom of the map, he sees the scale at right. How far apart are Columbus and Indianapolis? How do you know?

If one-fourth of an inch is equal to 25 miles, you will need to find how many one-fourths are in one and three-fourths. Can you first find how many one-fourths are in 1?

James drew this diagram to help find how many one-fourths are in 1. Can you complete the diagram to find how many one-fourths are in three-fourths?

The diagrams show that there are 7 one-fourths in one and three-fourths. Use multiplication and the scale above to find how many miles there are from Columbus to Indianapolis.

James lives 175 miles from Indianapolis. Did you remember to explain how you know?