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On a certain map of the United States, \(\frac{3}{5}\) of an inch represents a distance of 400 miles. If Oklahoma City and Detroit are separated on the map by approximately \(\frac{3}{2}\) of an inch, what is the approximate distance between them in miles?

(A) 240
(B) 360
(C) 600
(D) 800
(E) 1,000

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On a certain map of the United States, \(\frac{3}{5}\) of an inch represents a distance of 400 miles. If Oklahoma City and Detroit are separated on the map by approximately \(\frac{3}{2}\) of an inch, what is the approximate distance between them in miles?

(A) 240
(B) 360
(C) 600
(D) 800
(E) 1,000


\(\frac{3}{5}\) of an inch represents a distance of 400 miles
or 1 inch could represent a distance of \(400 *\frac{5}{3}\) miles
Hence \(\frac{3}{2}\) of an inch represents a distance of \(400 *\frac{5}{3}*\frac{3}{2}\) miles = 1000 miles
Hence ans E
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