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We set up the proportion  <math>\frac{12  \text{cm}}{72  \text{km}}=\frac{17 \text{cm}}{x \text{km}}</math>. Thus <math>x=102 \Rightarrow \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 102}</math>
 
We set up the proportion  <math>\frac{12  \text{cm}}{72  \text{km}}=\frac{17 \text{cm}}{x \text{km}}</math>. Thus <math>x=102 \Rightarrow \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 102}</math>
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Problem

Ona map, a $12$-centimeter length represents $72$ kilometers. How many kilometers does a $17$-centimeter length represent?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 6\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 102\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 204\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 864\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 1224$

Solution

We set up the proportion $\frac{12  \text{cm}}{72  \text{km}}=\frac{17 \text{cm}}{x \text{km}}$. Thus $x=102 \Rightarrow \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 102}$

See Also

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