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# Given a 18 inch scale this line represents a 32 foot

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Unformatted text preview: end of the line. You should see the value “32” on your scale. Given a 1/8-inch scale, this line represents a 32-foot long object. Example No. 2: Using the same line, measure the distance using a 1/4-inch to 1-foot scale. In this example, you will lay the “0” end of the tool on the right end of the line. The left end of the line should correspond to the “16” on your scale. This line represents a 16-foot long object even though the line on the paper is the same length as the one above: that is the influence of “scale.”  If the object’s end point does not align exactly with a corresponding foot mark, slide the scale right or left until the fractional mark aligns, then take your reading. Translate the fraction into inches (e.g., the 1/2 mark equals 6 inches, the 3/4 mark equals 9 inches). Example No. 3: Using the same line, measure the distance using a 3/8-inch to 1-foot scale. Lay the “0” at the left end of the scale on the left end of the line. You will see that the right end of the line falls between 10 and 11 feet...
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