## Assuming two hypothetical maps that each cover a standard 8.5 by 11-inch sheet of paper, the larger-scale map would cover a larger geographi

Question

Assuming two hypothetical maps that each cover a standard 8.5 by 11-inch sheet of paper, the larger-scale map would cover a larger geographic area than the smaller-scale map.
a) true
b) false

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b) false

Explanation:

The scale of a map is the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground. Scaling allow us to capture a large geographical area on a reduced platform while still retaining the relative sizes and positioning of places on the map to their real life sizes and positioning. If both maps cover a standard 8.5 by 11-inch sheet of paper, then the map with the smaller ratio will have the bigger geographical area.

To understand better, let us assume two geographical areas A and B. A is bigger than B. If we were to put them both on the same area of map paper, then we’ll have to scale up the smaller geographical area B so as to fit into the map paper. This means that the geographical area with the smaller area B will have the larger scale on the map.