The scale of the model of a car is 1:24. If the full-size car is 12 ft long, how long is the model?

6 inches

Explanation

Set up the proportion \(\frac{1}{24} = \frac{\text {x} }{12}\). To solve for x, multiply both sides of the equation by 24 to get 1 = 2x. So x = \(\frac{1}{12}\) ft = 6 inches.

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