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[at-l] Math Help Needed



How I arrived at 121%
150   =    100
182          X
X = 121.333333333(etc.)%
I'm not a mathematician.  I'm an artist by choice and a bureaucrat by 
necessity so I could be using the wrong formula.  How'd you come up with 126%?

Saunterer
At 06:28 PM 6/20/01 -0400, you wrote:
>1:182,00 is indeed an unusual scale.
>
>2.3 x 126% = 2.9. So blow it up by 126%
>
>3 answers so far, all different :(
>Let us know which really worked
>
>- Gary from Fairfax
>
>The Weathercarrot wrote:
>
> > Hi -
> >
> > I have a question that I hope ya'll can answer for me. It probably involves
> > simple math, but I'm feeling quite clueless today....
> >
> > I need to blow up a map from a scale of 1 inch = 2.9 miles (5/16th inch = 1
> > mile or 1:182,000) to a scale of 1 inch = 2.3 miles (7/16th inch = 1 
> mile or
> > 1:150,000). The question is: what setting should I use on a photocopy
> > machine?
> >
> > Hope that all made sense to someone. I look forward to hearing from you.
> > Thanks,
> >
> > wc
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