# Math - Scale Drawing

by Emone Vinson
(Houston, Tx)

Aaron Architects is making a scale drawing of a house using the scale 1/2 in. = 5ft. The house is 27.5 feet high. How high will it be in the drawing?

### Comments for Math - Scale Drawing

 Dec 29, 2011 Scale Drawing by: Staff Question:by Emone Vinson (Houston, Tx)Aaron Architects is making a scale drawing of a house using the scale 1/2 in. = 5ft. The house is 27.5 feet high. How high will it be in the drawing? Answer:The easiest way to solve this problem is to set up a proportion.x = height of drawing (height of drawing)/(actual height of house) = (½ inch)/(5 feet) (x)/(27.5) = (0.5)/(5) To solve for x, multiply each side of the equation by 27.5[(x)/(27.5)]*27.5 = [(0.5)/(5)]*27.5 [(x)/(27.5)]*27.5 = [(0.5)/(5)]*27.5 x*(27.5/27.5) = [(0.5)/(5)]*27.5 x*(1) = [(0.5)/(5)]*27.5 x = [(0.5)/(5)]*27.5 x = (0.5*27.5)/5 x = 2.75 inchesthe final answer is: the height of the drawing = 2.75 inchesThanks for writing.Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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