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the scale on a map is seven centimeters for every 10 kilometers or seven qalaat centimeters for ten kilometers if the distance between the two cities is 60 kilometers so that's the actual distance how far apart in centimeters are the two cities on the map well they give us the scale for every 10 kilometers in the real world the map is going to show seven seven centimeters or another way to think about it as a fusee seven centimeters on the map that represents ten kilometers in the real world now they're saying that the distance between two cities is 60 kilometers 60 kilometers so it's essentially six times it's essentially six times ten kilometers so times six so if you have ticks times ten kilometers on the map you're going to have six times seven centimeters so times six and six times seven centimetres gets you to 42 centimeters so how far apart in centimeters are the two cities on the map well 42 centimeters