9. Map Scale On a map, two neighboring towns are 2.4 inches apart. The actual straight line distance between the two towns is 36 miles. What is the scale of the map?
10. Sales Tax You plan on purchasing a new $25,000 vehicle. Recently, a friend bought a $22,500 vehicle and paid an additional $1575 in sales tax. Assuming the same sales tax rate applies, how much should you expect to pay in sales tax?
In Exercises 11 and 12, use the following information. Scale Model You purchase a scale model of a train. The model states that the scale is 1 inch: 5.4 feet.
11. If the model is 10 inches long, how long is the actual train?
12. The actual height of the train is 13.5 feet, how tall is the model?
In Exercises 13 and 14, use the following information. Mexican PesosIn November, 2005, the exchange rate of Mexican pesos to U.S. dollars was 10.77 to 1. While on vacation, you paid 205 pesos for a sombrero at a gift shop.
What was the price of the sombrero in U.S. dollars?
If the exchange rate were 9.24 Mexican pesos to 1 U.S. dollar, what would have the cost been in U.S. dollars?