## For the model to scale, the ratio of the height to the side length should be the same for both the actual pyramid and the model. Is the mode

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For the model to scale, the ratio of the height to the side length should be the same for both the actual pyramid and the model. Is the model of Khufu’s pyramid to scale? If not, is it close?

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3 years 2021-08-19T18:49:38+00:00 2 Answers 98 views 0

1. Scale Model of the Great Pyramid

You can build a model of the Great Pyramid, but first you need to scale it down. To do this, you will need to

make the pyramid 3,000 times smaller than it really is! To achieve that, every 30 meters of the pyramid is

represented as 1 centimeter.

Object

Actual

Height

Scale

Height

(1 cm =

30 m)

Object

to represent

scaled-down

height

Great Pyramid 146.5 m 4.9 cm paper pyramid

Statue of Liberty 92 m 3 cm small paper clip

Sears Building 443 m 14.8 cm ball-point pen

Average person 1.7 m .05 cm (.5 mm) grain of salt

Eiffel Tower 300 m ? ?

Leaning

Tower of Pisa 55 m ? ?

Try finding the scale heights for other objects, such as the tallest building in your neighborhood, your home, or

your height. To do this, divide the object’s height in meters by 30 to get its scale height in centimeters. Then

find an object to represent it next to your paper pyramid.