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Terrance's wife noticed that they had traveled 1/4 of an inch on the map. If 1 inch represents 60 miles, how far had they traveled

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Hi Sophia;
[(60 miles)/(1 inch)][(1/4) inches]
The unit of inches is in the denominator and numerator.  It cancels...
[(60 miles)/(1 inch)][(1/4) inches]
(60 miles)(1/4)
The only unit remaining is miles.  This is what we want.
15 miles