12.065 Map scales

Interactive practice questions

Vincent took a car trip from Indiana to Harrisburg. The driving time was $2.9$2.9 hours. If the distance between Indiana and Harrisburg is $2.8$2.8 units as it appears on the map, what is the average speed of the car?

Evaluate the answer to two decimal places.

Medium
1min

Ned took a plane from Brisbane to Townsville. The flight time was $2.4$2.4 hours. If the distance between Brisbane and Townsville is $5.8$5.8 units as it appears on the map, what is the average speed of the airplane?

Medium
2min

Harry took a car trip from Tampere to Kotka. The driving time was $2.5$2.5 hours. If the distance between Tampere and Kotka is $1.7$1.7 units as it appears on the map, what is the average speed of the car?

Medium
1min

Justin took an airplane from Lusaka to Durban. The flight time was $3.3$3.3 hours. If the distance between Lusaka and Durban is $3.6$3.6 units as it appears on the map, what is the average speed of the airplane?

Medium
< 1min

Outcomes

ACMEM086

calculate speed, distance or time using the formula speed = distance/time

ACMEM087

calculate the time or costs for a journey from distances estimated from maps

ACMEM089

calculate and interpret average speed; for example, a 4-hour trip covering 250 km