How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings


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A legend reads 1 cm: 15 cm.

If the scale drawing shows a ball that is 10 cm in diameter, then what is the diameter of the ball in real life?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a scale drawing?

2. The distance from San Jose to San Francisco on a map of California is 0.5 inches. The legend reads 1 inch: 100 miles. How far away is San Jose from San Francisco?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to read and analyze scale drawings with this quiz and corresponding worksheet. Practice questions assess your understanding of how to use a legend correctly.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Some questions will ask you about:

  • A scale meter
  • Examples of scale drawings
  • Definition of a scale drawing
  • Gauging distance

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use your knowledge to solve practice problems involving scale drawings
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related scale drawing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding examples of scale drawings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the units related to a scale meter

Additional Learning

The lesson, How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings, can help you:

  • Learn the importance of math in scale drawings
  • Read a map correctly
  • Determine what the legend is used for