the actual length and width of a room is 18 feet by 12 feet. The length and width of a scale drawing of the room is 12 inches by 8 inches. What is the scale of the drawing?

18 feet/12 inches=(18*12)/12=216/12=18 inches/1 inch or 1 inch on the scale drawing represents

18 inches or 1 1/2 ft in the room (or simply(18*12)/12=18/1)

12 feet/8 inches=(12*12)/8=144/8=18/1 again