AP Human Geography 2.3 Intro to Geography
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AP Human Geography 2.3 Intro to Geography. Which of the following scales would be most appropriate for a map of North and South America that would fill an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper?
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half by eleven sheet of paper and here are your potential answers....
To answer this question we need a general
idea of the size of the continents and by general idea we don't mean really really
big from tip to tail the Americas are over ten thousand miles long which means [Car trave;s from North to South America]
if you're planning to take that road trip you should pack a lunch or several
hundred lunches well the sheet of paper we're using to create our map is the [Map of Americas on sheet of paper]
size of a typical piece of notebook paper you know that stuff used to make
paper airplanes 11 inches top to bottom well 10,000 miles divided by eleven
works out to be a little over 900 miles choices C, D and E are extreme the
circumference of our entire planet is about 25,000 miles if any one of these [
were the right answer the distance from the top of North America to the bottom [Person driving car shoots into space]
of South America would be almost twice the distance to the moon and there are
not enough sandwiches in the world for that kind of roadtrip that leaves us
with answers A and B well A is not a bad guess B is definitely closer to the 900
miles we found with our equation though that makes B the right answer the
appropriate scale for our map is one inch for every thousand miles so for now [Girl throws paper airplane]
the paper you turned into a g6 is going to have to have the right answer on it..[Paper airplane hits girl in the face]